Minor in WGS

The Women’s & Gender Studies minor is designed for the student majoring in any discipline who wishes to complement her/his major with an additional concentration in Women’s & Gender Studies.

The Women’s & Gender Studies minor requires 18 credits drawn from WGS core and cross-listed courses. Students should consult regularly with their advisor in Women’s & Gender Studies about their course of study.


Students who minor in Women’s and Gender Studies are required to take 18 credits drawn from Women’s and Gender Studies and cross-listed courses, at least 9 credits of which must be completed in upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses in residence at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in all minor courses attempted, including any transfer work. The following courses are required for the minor:

Select one of the following: 13
WGS 200
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Social Science Perspective
WGS 201
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Humanities Perspective
WGS 401Global Feminisms3
WGS 410Feminist Theory3
Select 9 credits9
Total Credits18

To declare your Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies, contact Molly McCourt.

Molly McCourt, Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Student Advisor
Curtin Hall 529
Phone: 414-229-5382
E-mail: mmm72@uwm.edu