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The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oklahoma produces research and engages in teaching that examines the meaning and impact of gender and sexuality across all aspects of society including politics, economics, religion, medicine, public health and family life. We are the only institution of higher education in the state to offer both an undergraduate major and a graduate certificate in the discipline.

In addition to the major in WGS, we offer minors in WGS, Social Justice, and LGBTQ Studies. 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 a 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.