Gender & Women's Studies (GWS)

The cutting edge of interdisciplinary feminist research and curriculum.

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We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Our Programs

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Ph.D. Program

Produce original knowledge from diverse theories of gender, critical race theory, feminism and other social movements as you examine history, literature, critical and cultural studies.

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Ph.D. Minor

Enhance your expertise in your Ph.D. major's field by exploring interdisciplinary research from social and cultural movements as they relate to gender, race, sexuality, and more.

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M.A./J.D. Dual Program

Prepare to practice law with an understanding of feminist theories and related social movements in collaboration with the James E. Rogers College of Law.

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Graduate Certificate

Enhance your understanding of feminist theory, feminist social movements, and other aspects of gender and women’s studies relevant to your career and academic interests.

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B.A. Program

Explore gender & women's studies through three unique undergraduate tracks, or specialize in a dual degree program with history, sociology, or Mexican American studies.

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Undergraduate Minor

Expand upon your undergraduate major with a Minor in Gender & Women's Studies, where you will explore social and cultural theories interconnected with gender, race, and sexuality.

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Women's Studies Advocacy Council (WOSAC)

WOSAC is a member-based community organization that promotes and supports the students, faculty and activities of the University of Arizona Gender and Women's Studies Department. The organization raises funds and awareness to support GWS events, research, and emergency funds for students in crisis. 

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