Degree Plan (New Student Undergrad or Graduate)

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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 Studies Program 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 Studies Program 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:

* 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:


All students are required to meet with the Women's Studies Academic Advisor, each semester prior to advance registration to review their degree progress, discuss schedule planning, and address any questions or concerns student may have in their educational experience.

Current & Transfer





  • Required Courses

    * WS 5360 Foundations of Women's Studies
    * WS 5310 Feminist Thought and Theories
  • Other Electives may be substituted, if approved, by the Director of the Women’s Studies Program.

Other Resources



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

* Source: NWSA

What can I do for this Minor?

Degree Plan

For more information on:

All certificate programs, see the TTU Catalog Graduate Certificate Programs page

The Graduate Certificate Program (GCP)

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TTU Catalog GCP page

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