Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Gender and Women’s Studies, B.A.

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Provides foundational knowledge in historical and contemporary issues related to sex, gender, and sexuality. Upon completion, students will be able to apply intersectional feminist and gender theories to interdisciplinary research and practice.

A&S College Core

The College of Arts and Sciences requires:

  • D - Diversity (3 credits)
  • G - Global (3 credits)


The GWST major requires 30 credit hours of GWST courses, including 9 credits of core courses and 21 credits of elective courses.

Please note, curriculum requirements reflect updates effective Fall 2022, so any courses completed under the previous requirements will still count. Details are listed below. 

Introductory Core: 3 Credits

Complete ONE course from the following:

Interdisciplinary Theory Core: 6 Credits

Complete TWO courses from the following:

Core course required for all majors:  

  • GWST 3XXX: Gender, Race, Sex & Soc System

    (Will be offered Spring 2023)

  • Note: If taken prior to Fall 2022, these courses may satisfy this requirement: GWST 3710, Gender & Humanities; GWST 2500, Gender & Society

Choose ONE of the following:

Grading & Honors

Grading Requirements

All GWST core courses and at least 15 credit hous of GWST electives must be completed with a “C” or better. 

To be eligible for internships, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.300.

Honors in Gender & Women’s Studies

Honors in Gender and Women’s Studies recognizes academically ambitious students who have excelled in their undergraduate careers, and who are ready for graduate school and/or employment in the public or private spheres. Requirements include an overall minimum GPA of 3.500 and the completion of GWST 4965 , Senior Honors Project.  

Honors in GWST also requires the completion of 3 semesters of foreign language or sign language, or a concentration in quantitative analysis and research methods, including statistics.

Students in UW Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, or other departments that require completion of an independent research project may dovetail their honors work in GWST with those programs.


Additional Information

Students in GWST are encouraged to work with a faculty advisor to develop an individualized plan of study. Contact the program director, Dr. Michelle Jarman (mjarman@uwyo.edu), for more information. 

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