Minor Requirements

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary program that examines the multiple roles gender plays in everyday life, the impacts of gendered practices on social, cultural, and political behavior and thought, and the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, ability, age, and class.

Required courses for the undergraduate minor in WGSS

As a student pursuing an undergraduate minor in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, you will be required to complete 18 hours of coursework, including the following:

  • WGSS 2500, "Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies" (3 Credit Hours)
  • WGSS 4500, "Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies" (3 Credit Hours)
  • You must also complete 12 hours of electives, chosen from the list of WGS-approved humanities and social science electives, at least 9 hours of which must be at the 3000 level or above.
    • The minor electives should be chosen from at least two of the following areas:
      • Literature: ENGL 2593, 3593, 4593 (depending upon topic); FREN 4090; SPAN 4100
      • Culture & Society: ENGL 4493; CLST 2080; HIST 4079; REL 3300; SOCL  4521; CMST 3115; WGS 4028
      • Theory: ENGL 4593 (depending upon topic); WGS 3150

In addition, WGS 4900, special topics courses, and courses with sections advertised as Women’s & Gender Studies may be accepted for the minor with the approval of the Director. 

A list of our electives and course descriptions can be found here.

What can you do with a WGSS Undergraduate Minor?

There are many amazing things you can do with a minor in WGSS in which this program can combine and enhance your current major (if applicable) when you enter the job market. In fact, did you know that there are more than 200 career paths you can follow with a minor in WGSS? Check out our website for a comprehensive list of career options available. If you are interested in finding out more about declaring a minor in WGSS, email the Undergraduate Advisor, Challen Nicklen, nicklen@lsu.edu or contact the Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Benjamin Kahan, dwgs@lsu.edu.

Stop by our office in 362 Hatcher Hall to learn more!

You should contact the WGSS Undergraduate Advisor to ensure your electives are eligible for degree credit, Challen Nicklen.

View the WGSS Undergraduate Program Overview and Classes Flyer

View the WGSS Undergraduate Minor Flyer

Check out the Professional Development page for more information on careers, grad school, and community organizations.

Visit the WGSS-related Student Organizations page to find out how to get active on campus.