For more than 25 years, our Women's and Gender Studies Progam at Gonzaga has been raising awareness, promoting equality, and empowering students to lead the change they want to see. Our 21-credit minor program helps you understand problems created by gender inequality and prepares you to fight for gender justice in today’s global society.
Our faculty members are trained in feminist scholarship and pedagogy, with professional and academic backgrounds that span across disciplines—from sociology and religious studies, to English and history, to political science and biology. Beyond the classroom, we sponsor films, discussions and special events to promote gender equality on campus and in the community. Our department also publishes The Fringe, a collection of essays, art, poetry and photography.
Courses in our department position you for diverse career opportunities in business, education, journalism, government, international development, law, public relations, social services and research. The program also provides a foundation for graduate study in art history, counseling, literature, media studies, political science, social work, sociology and women’s and gender studies.