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.


Total Credits Required

18 credits

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • WGS 200* Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies: A Social Science Perspective, 3 credits
    WGS 201** Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies: A Humanities Perspective, 3 credits
  • WGS 401* Global Feminisms, 3 credits
  • WGS 410** Feminist Theory, 3 credits

* Counts toward the major's social science requirement
** Counts toward the major's humanities requirement

Elective Courses (9 credits)

The remaining 9 credits must be selected from WGS courses and/or cross-listed courses offered by various other departments. Please see the online Schedule of Classes, or contact the WGS program, for a complete list of core and cross-listed courses offered in any given semester.

GPA Requirements

Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.000 in all minor courses, including transfer work.

To declare your Minor in Women’s & Gender Studies, contact Kathy Miller-Dillon.

Kathy Miller-Dillon, Assistant Chair, Undergraduate Student Advisor
Curtin Hall 529
Phone: 414-229-5382
E-mail: kmdillon@uwm.edu