Texas Tech University

Information For Future Students

The Program

There are * 652 women's and gender studies programs at community colleges, colleges, and universities in the U.S.

In 1981, the Women's & Gender Studies was approved by ASCAP as an interdisciplinary program. Two students decided to pursue the minor that year. As of today, the program has grown to include curriculum for credit toward the Core Curriculum in the area of the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Additionally, since 2006 the Women's & Gender Studies participates in the Graduate Certificate Program (GCP), offering a specialist inter-disciplinary sub-field in women's, gender, and identity studies for doctoral and master's degree candidates. The GCP also functions as a stand-alone credential useful for professionals.

If you are interested in adding to your critical thinking skills and focusing on a career that intersects multiple perspectives of diversity, our program will be a good addition to your academic plan. For more information see the following:

why study women's studies at Texas Tech University

* Source: "Mapping Women's and Gender Studies: A National Census of Women's and Gender Studies Programs in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education", NORC Project 6433.01.62, Dec. 2007, The National Women's Studies Association

Other Resources