Skip to main content

This is your Donation message.

Academic Program Guide

Women's Studies

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Women’s Studies examines the status, accomplishments, and perspectives of women in history, culture, and contemporary society. Women’s Studies further seeks to delineate the richness and diversity of women’s experiences and viewpoints by exploring the dynamics of gender, race, culture and class. The courses offer students new perspectives on human history and the human condition. Using gender as a category of analysis, these classes help students examine the systematic arrangements in society that have shaped the lives of women and men and reevaluate traditional gender based stereotypes. The courses foster critical analysis of assumed truths about society by examining paradigms based upon the feminist scholarship of the last three decades.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
CGS2060 Computer Literacy3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
Oral Communication Competency (speech)3
GE Social Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Foreign Language3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics 3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Foreign Language4
Milestones 4
(no milestones)
Term 5 hrs
WST Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Minor Course3
Elective 3
Milestones 5
(no milestones)
Term 6 hrs
WST Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Cross-listed Core Course3
Minor Course3
Milestones 6
Complete at least one WST course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 7 hrs
WST Course3
Womens Studies Elective3
Womens Studies Elective3
Minor Course3
Milestones 7
Complete at least two WST courses, of which one must be WST3015 ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete Pre-Graduation Checks
Term 8 hrs
WST Course3
Womens Studies Elective3
Minor Course3
Minor Course or Elective3
Milestones 8
Complete at least four WST courses, of which two of the courses must be WST3015 and WST3251 ( ≥ C minus in all )
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Community Service Agency Worker, Lobbyist, Congressional Aide, Peace Corps/VISTA Worker, Consumer Advocate, Campaign Organizer/manager, EEO Coordinator/Representative, Program Specialist, Fund Raiser, Public Policy Analyst, Grant Writer, Human Resources Program Assistant, Victim Advocate, Legislative Analyst, Women’s Resource Center Director

Representative Employers: State, Federal, or Local Governments, Public Interest Groups, Action Committees, Political Candidates, Colleges or Universities, Corporations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:
This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

View Women's Studies Program Guide