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Minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Why Earn Your Women's and Gender Studies Degree at Saint Leo University?

At only 15 credit hours, this minor can easily fit into most schedules. Students will increase their understanding of how gender impacts public policy, culture, and society. This minor is an excellent complement to any major since it will prepare students for an array of career choices in global politics, sexuality and public health careers, legal advocacy and human services, and education while enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
15 hours
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Undergraduate Women's and Gender Studies Program Details

This Minor Comprises of the Following Courses

Courses are offered regularly and you can pick from any five of the following classes to complete the minor:

  1. CRM 367 - International Sex Trafficking of Women and Children
  2. EDU 222 - Teaching Diverse Populations
  3. ENG 416 - Women and Literature
  4. HTY/SSC 335 - Women in American Society
  5. IDS 412 – Black Women>: Edmonia Lewis
  6. PSY 335 - Psychology of Gender
  7. PSY 337 - Human Sexuality
  8. PSY 341 - Psychology of Parenting
  9. PSY 343 - Close Relationships
  10. REL 357 - Women in the Church
  11. ANT/SOC 333 - The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  12. SOC 334 - Sex and Gender

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Classroom learning is only part of the women’s and gender studies degree program at Saint Leo University. We also know the value of hands-on experience. That is why internships and research projects are built into the curriculum. Saint Leo has a strong relationship with many internship organizations across the country, including Boys & Girls Club and Head Start.

    Plus, our Career Services center is always available to help connect you with a variety of other experiential learning opportunities to fit your individual career goals.

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