Women's and Gender Studies 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.
Our courses examine topics such as women in culture and history; gender and race,
class, and sexuality; gender in literature, politics, the law, and the sciences.
Founded in 1991, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration
in Women's and Gender Studies, an undergraduate minor, and a graduate minor. We are
proud to include faculty from every college at LSU, who represent over 25 departments.
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There are many amazing things you can do with a degree in WGS and many ways in which
this degree can combine and enhance your current major (if applicable) when on the
post-college job market . In fact, did you know that there are more than 200 career
paths you can follow with a degree in WGS? Check out this list for career options available for a WGS concentration or minor. If you are interested
in finding out more about a six-class undergraduate minor or about concentrating in
WGS, email the Undergraduate Advisor, Challen Nicklen or if you are interested in a four-class graduate minor contact the Director of the
Women's and Gender Studies Program, Elena Castro.