Women's Studies Undergraduate Minor


The university offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students reinterpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural, and political contexts.

Additionally, some women's studies courses fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Individual or Group Behavioral Sciences, and the Core Humanities requirements.

The Women's Studies Program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.  Three of these courses must be Introduction to Women’s Studies WS 2300, Feminist Thought and Theories WS 4310, and Women’s Studies Seminar WS 4399. Courses counted toward a major field of study will not count toward completion of the Women’s Studies minor.  Courses without a WS prefix may be used toward completion of the minor at the discretion of the director. (see below)

Undergrad Degree Plan

Curriculum Table for Minor (Undergraduate) in Women’s Studies - Curriculum Table for Undergrad Minor

  • The Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men.
  • Students may minor in Women’s Studies by completing 18 hrs of selected course work. Courses for the minor are finalized and approved in conjnction with the Women’s Studies advisor.
  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Other WS courses may be substituted, if approved, by the Director of the Women’s Studies Program.
  • Contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Tricia Earl, patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu, to make an appointment



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Honors Society

Have you had 6 hrs of WS credit? Do you have a cummulative GPA of 3.0? If yes, you can apply to be a member to the Texas Tech Women's Studies Honor Society, Triota, Gamma Nu chapter. Read more...

Texas Tech Women's Studies Honor Society, Iota, Iota, Iota


  • 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.

Honor Society

Core Curriculum

  • How does WS 2300, Introduction to Women's Studies, impact my education? Read more...

Undergraduate Courses for non-Minors

  • What courses can I take?
  • How do I enroll in "special approval" classes? Read more...


Undergraduate Courses for the Minor

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What can I do with a minor in Women's Studies?



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

* Source: NWSA

Degree Plan

What can I do with this Minor?

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Special Approval Courses

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Prospective Undergraduates

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Core Humanities Requirement

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