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Women and Gender Studies

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Women and Gender Studies majors explore the past and current status of women around the world and the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, religion, ability and age.

Topics are addressed within the context of a transnational world and from perspectives diverse as history, sociology, political science, linguistics, economics, anthropology, literary and cultural studies, philosophy, science, religion and the arts. The department offers a B.A. degree in Women and Gender Studies with an Honors Degree option and minors in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services (DVPS) and Sexualities and Gender Studies (SGST).  Majors may apply to complete a concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services or in Women in Global Perspective.  In addition, internships are available providing students with the opportunity to integrate what they have learned in the classroom with practical competencies that can only be gained from work experience. Students enrolled in our programs receive frequent customized advisement based on their course of study and career goals.


  • Sexualities Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Women in Global Perspective


  • Advocacy
  • Policy Development
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Social Services
  • Law
  • Women's Health


  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Medical School
  • Social Sciences
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources Management

What’s special about this program?

Classes in Women and Gender Studies (WOMS) are taught by award-winning faculty, who have been recognized by the University for their excellence in teaching and advising. Teaching in WOMS emphasizes the development of strong writing, communicative, and analytic skills as well as teamwork in order to prepare students for a broad spectrum of professional careers.

Get Involved

Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE)

V-Day at UD

Sexual Offense Support (SOS)

Voices of Planned Parenthood (VOX)

Men's Action Network (MAN)

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following programs: