Graduate Overview

Contact Information:
Phone: (217) 206-6962

Women and Gender Studies combines the substance and methodologies of many disciplines as we study women and gender.

Our goal is to introduce students to the basic approaches of this study in a variety of fields so that they will be prepared for the challenges of leadership in the 21st century.

Degree Options

Undergraduate students at UIS may pursue a Women and Gender Studies minor through completion of 15 hours of WGS course work. Graduate students may add a graduate certificate in Women & Gender Studies through the completion of WGS 501 and eight-12 hours of WGS electives. All students are welcome to take WGS classes as electives.

Students may also pursue a self-designed undergraduate or graduate degree concentrating in Women and Gender Studies. Anyone interested in pursuing one of these degrees should contact the Liberal Studies or Liberal and Integrative Studies (LIS or LNT) programs.

All students pursuing the minor, graduate certificate, or LNT degree should contact a faculty advisor in the WGS department. Women and Gender Studies faculty assist students in planning a course of study, as well as in identifying internship opportunities.