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The Major and the Minor
The university requirements for a bachelor's degree as described in the OU Undergraduate Catalog include at least 28 credits counted towards the major that must be at the 300 level or above. The requirements for the major include 40 credits in Women and Gender Studies.

WGS Major


Requirements for the major include 40 Credits in Women and Gender Studies distributed as follows:
  • WGS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WGS 320 Feminist Theory
  • WGS 321 Methods of Feminist Analysis
  • WGS 399 Field Experience of Women's Studies
  • WGS 405 Capstone Course
  • 5 electives
    (Note: WGS 320 and 321 should be taken in the junior year; WGS 399 and 405 in the senior year.)

    You can see more about the major requirements here.

    WGS Minor

    Requirements for a liberal arts minor in Women and Gender Studies (20 Credits):
    • WGS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
    • WGS 320 Feminist Theory
    • WGS 321 Methods and Feminist Analysis
    • Two electives
    You can major in Social Work and minor in Women and Gender Studies.  The minor in WGS will fulfill the Social Work exploratory requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

    If you wish to declare your major or minor in Women and Gender Studies complete the "Change of Major/Minor Request Form.

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