Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Law, Crime and Social Justice Department and is only available at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a minor, see Minor under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

Program Description

This is an interdisciplinary program that takes an intersectional, transnational, feminist approach to the study of women, gender and sexuality. The program investigates how assumptions about gender and sexuality inform social, cultural and political practices that both reproduce and resist hierarchies of power. Courses examine the intersections of gender and sexuality with other significant categories and identities such as race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, ability, nationality, immigrant status and body size. Through a student-centered approach, faculty inspire students to engage with local, national and international communities to effect social justice. Students can earn a major or minor in women, gender and sexuality studies, or a minor in LGBTQ studies.

Required Courses

  • 18 credits from any of the WGST courses listed in the catalog

Strongly Recommended

  • WGST 1020 Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (3 hours)
  • WGST 2010 Feminist and Gender Theory (3 hours)
  • WGST 4650 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Capstone (3 hours)