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Women’s and Gender Studies Minor (Madrid)

Women's and gender studies is a field that integrates knowledge from a variety of perspectives to study the situations of women in different world cultures, including different ethnic groups within the United States. At Saint Louis University, you’ll study focus on the role of women in today’s society and the historical contributions of women in building nations and cultures.

Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

Curriculum Overview

Women's and gender studies minors are required to take a total of 18 hours.

You’ll be required to take WGST 1900: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies and WGST 3850 Feminism in Action (three credit hours each).

The remaining 12 credit hours of coursework will consist of electives at the 2000-level or above.

All courses must be listed or cross-listed with women's and gender studies. Cross-listed courses do not have to be taken under the women's and gender studies subject code (WGST) or course number to count, and courses can double and triple count for majors, minors and core requirements. If a class is not already cross-listed as a women's and gender studies course, it is possible to request permission for it to count toward the major or minor.

Internships and Careers

Students who study women’s and gender studies pursue careers in advocacy, health care, education, business, journalism, law, social services, government and the arts. Graduate education opportunities include further work in women’s and gender studies, political science and law.


The minor in women’s and gender studies is led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty members who teach courses in the humanities and social sciences on gender issues.

Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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To be admitted to the major, you must have at least a 2.00 cumulative average and complete a declaration of major form, available in the Office of the Registrar. Upon acceptance to the program, you will be assigned a departmental advisor.