College of Arts and Sciences
Julie White, Interim Director
Kim Little, Advising Coordinator
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Ohio University examines gender and sexuality and their intersection with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, and other elements of diversity. The WGSS curriculum introduces students to a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the influence and meaning of gender in the human experience across time and cultures. The program promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research about gender and sexuality across myriad social and cultural contexts; it builds ties among scholars, providing a locus of feminist and queer scholarship and activism on campus, in the community, and beyond.
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, an Honors Program, an undergraduate certificate, and a graduate certificate. In addition, it offers a wide variety of individual courses, many of which focus on global feminism and sexuality studies. The undergraduate offerings are:
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (B.A.) BA4412
Honors Program: The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program offers an Honors Program for WGSS majors. Students with a minimum 3.5 GPA are accepted into the program during their junior year, and must take WGSS 4800 Capstone in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies before the end of that year. During their senior year, students write a thesis under the guidance of a WGSS faculty advisor. Students who complete the requirements will graduate from Ohio University with the designation “Honors” on their diploma and transcript. For information, contact the WGSS office at 740-593-4686.