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Women's and Gender Studies

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Welcome to the Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Faculty and students in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies examine the meaning and impact of gender and sexuality across all aspects of society including politics, culture, media, transnationalism, religion, violence, social movements, public & community health, technology, and family life. Our department was the first in the state of Oklahoma to offer an undergraduate major in the discipline, and we currently offer the only WGS graduate certificate and LGBTQ Studies minor in the state.  

Through coursework, service learning, and internships, our students learn critical thinking, writing, public speaking, organization, conflict resolution, and project design. The interdisciplinary and intersectional perspectives students gain in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies enable them to achieve their highest potential in their chosen field and as citizens of diverse local and global communities. Women's and Gender Studies majors and minors have found work in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, social help agencies, human rights advocacy, and victim's advocacy. Others have pursued graduate study in law, medicine, human relations, education, business, information science, communications, fine arts, and public health.