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The Minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that incorporates a broad range of liberal arts activities – reading, writing, thinking and discussion – in order to teach a fuller understanding of the embodied lives of people.

Students in the program seek to explore the ways that gender and sexuality are affected by factors such as race, class, religion, age, region, historical period, political and economic structures, cultural contexts and social systems. The curriculum balances academic rigor with emphasis on social justice and community.

Topics of Study

  • History of women and LGBTQIA+ people and movements
  • Social construction of gender, sex and sexuality
  • Discrimination, privilege and systemic inequality
  • Intersectionality
  • Analytical frameworks including feminist, queer and disability theories
  • Transnational feminisms


Minoring in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies does not dictate a career but instead emphasizes a valuable skill set: critical reading, analytical thinking, investigative reflection and leadership in matters of diversity. The versatility of the WGS Minor translates to myriad careers in areas including healthcare, business, law, education, journalism, academia, social work and nonprofit organizations.


The Minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies can enrich the pursuit of any major at The University of Tampa.

  • Twenty total credit hours
  • One required course: WST 383
  • Four additional courses
  • One of the four additional courses must be at the 300/400 level

For their four additional courses, students can choose from over a dozen possibilities in fields including Art, Communication, History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. A complete listing of Minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies required courses can be viewed on UT's online catalog.