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Activism & Engagement


You can take one community-engaged learning course or focus on community engagement as a pathway through the Gender Studies Major and Minor.

Advanced Theory Course

This course can fulfill one of two required Advanced Theory Courses for the Gender Studies Major or your one required Advanced Theory Course for the Gender Studies Minor.

Disciplinary Seminars

The following two courses can fulfill the two required Disciplinary Courses for Gender Studies Majors:


Gender Studies Majors are required to take 3 Gender Studies Elective courses. Minors take 1 Elective course plus Additional Hours courses. The following 2 courses can be used to meet Elective or Additional Hours courses.

Student Organizations

We are connected to several amazing student organizations. Come check them out!

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

AMWA helps support women premedical students, women medical students, and women physicians through their medical school career and beyond. Contact

Queer & Trans Students of Color (QTSOC)

The purpose of the Queer & Trans Students of Color student group is to provide a space for voices of intersecting identities of gender, sexuality and ethnicity. We promote a fluid development of our many intersecting identities through social justice, community building, critical thinking, creative expression and social justice.

Women in Physics and Astronomy (WOMPA)

WomPA events provide opportunities for informal mentoring and sharing of resources, and also serve as forums for exchange of information and advice. We increase the visibility of women by highlighting important scientific contributions of local scientists and by participating in community outreach events targeted at encouraging young women in STEM fields. Formally, WomPA’s mission is to foster a sense of community among women in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, encourage networking and mentoring across disciplines and career stages, educate ourselves and others about issues important to the advancement of women in STEM fields, and increase the visibility of women in physics and astronomy.