Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Women and Gender Studies - Major

The major in Women and Gender Studies is a structured, interdisciplinary academic experience for all students that:

  • Develops students’ theoretical knowledge with issues pertainging to sex and gender.
  • Prepares students to be active and informed citizens.
  • Intentionally and coherently connects interdisciplinary academic coursework with students’ interests in women and gender studies.
  • Engages students within community based women and gender studies experiential education.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Women and Gender Studies Electives

(12 credits)

Students must take four elective courses in Women and Gender Studies in addition to the core courses. At least three courses must be 300 level or higher. To view course offerings by term, select Women and Gender Studies from the “course levels” list in Student Planning.

Students are required to complete FOUR electives that are clustered to represent a coherent focus. This selection should be done in consultation with the student’s Women and Gender Studies advisor.


(3 credits)

Community-based internships approved by the Director of the major and are 120 hours for one semester. All university policies related to internships apply. Students must be at least a junior and have a 2.5 grade point average. See the Program Director for a list of internship sites.

Sample Program

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 15 (SOC.Q 101 is recommended as the Social Science P-EQ)
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 7
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6
  • WGS Electives: Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 9

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • WGS Upper Level Electives Credits: 6
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 3
  • Electives: Credits: 15
  • DEIB designated course Credits: 3

As well as: