Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Department of Gender and Women's Studies

In the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, you’ll investigate the construction of gender and also race, class, and sexuality. Guided by feminist theoretical insight into different forms of power, inequality, and privilege, the program is an interdisciplinary approach across boundaries in the humanities and social sciences.


We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in gender and women’s studies. In addition to a range of electives in the department, you’ll also choose courses from other departments or programs, giving you an interdisciplinary advantage.


The faculty is comprised of accomplished experts and scholars who match their passion for gender and women’s studies with a dedication to teaching and mentoring. Most faculty that teach in this department also teach in one of our other distinguished departments, bringing a truly integrative and collaborative approach to our education.


You’ll find our gender and women’s studies alumnae achieving great things all over the country, and as part of the Saint Mary’s sisterhood, they serve as valuable professional connections. Our graduates have pursued advanced degrees. With a degree in gender and women’s studies, you’ll be well prepared for graduate school, as well as a diverse range of careers.