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Women and Gender Studies

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Women and Gender Studies Minor?

The Women and Gender Studies minor is designed to allow students the opportunity to study the history and cultural contributions of women through an interdisciplinary approach. Study includes the political and theoretical issues related to woman and to the construction of gender. In addition, the minor allows students to develop writing and critical thinking skills that are essential to job placement and advancement.

Admission Requirements

The Women and Gender Studies minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses. 50 percent of the credits of the minor must be numbered 300 or higher.  

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. Grant Snider
PHONE: 231-591-3615

Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3675

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses

Intro To Women's Studies


Choose 15 credits; at least 6 credits must be 300+ level.
Reproductive Health-Sexuality
Women and Art
Gender Communication
Gender and Race in Film
American Women's History
Women-the Arts-and Society
Intro to Women's Literature
Topics in Women's Literature
Feminist and Gender Theory
Psychology of Gender
Gender Roles in Society