Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The academic discipline of Women's Studies began in the 1970s, and it examines women’s lives locally and globally, focusing on how gender intersects with other forms of difference including race, disability, ethnicity, class, age and sexual orientation.  At BGSU, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program is part of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.  In addition to core faculty, our program draws on the expertise of affiliated faculty in all colleges of the University.  This faculty educates more than a thousand students every year in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies classes.

We offer both an undergraduate major and minor, a new undergraduate minor in Sexuality Studies, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies.

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Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies Minors

Women’s Studies and Sexuality Studies Minors

The perfect complement to a variety of majors!  READ MORE

News and Stories

Undergraduate spotlight: Morgan Gale

Undergraduate spotlight: Morgan Gale

Morgan Gale is a second-year graphic design student with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She’s passionate about activism and social justice, particularly in the areas of reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant/refugee rights and intimate partner violence prevention. She came to BGSU because it was close to home and she has enjoyed participating in the activist community here so far. READ MORE

Fall Reception Celebrates Faculty Contributions

Fall Reception Celebrates Faculty Contributions

Each fall, we welcome new women and non-binary faculty to the university as well as celebrate the achievements made by our current women and non-binary faculty. This annual reception, co-organized by the WGSS program and the Women’s Center, recognizes the important contributions women and non-binary BGSU faculty make with their excellence in research, teaching and service as educators, mentors and scholars. This year’s event was held September 7. WGSS welcomed 23 new women and non-binary faculty to BGSU and celebrated the promotions and contributions of more than 40 current women and non-binary faculty. READ MORE