The Women's and Gender Studies Program at the University of North Texas is committed to meeting the rising demand for women's and gender studies as an academic discipline. Our program offers a global perspective on the interactions of gender with culture, race, class and sexual identity.
Studying this area prepares you for work in:
You may also find careers in areas not directly focused on women's and gender issues such as journalism, politics, science and teaching.
Women's and Gender Studies is available as a minor to undergraduate students and can complement any major. With this minor, you have the flexibility to choose courses that appeal to your academic and career interests.
Our courses focus on examining the role gender plays in a person's experience and how race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and age impact these experiences as well. This enables you to:
These historical and theoretical perspectives are supported by research conducted by more than 30 affiliated faculty members who regularly teach women's and gender studies courses.
In addition to necessary course work, you can gain insight about women's and gender studies by attending public forums and discussions sponsored by the program. We also offer you:
Several scholarships related to women's and gender studies are available to help you pursue your degree.
You can also meet others interested in women's and gender studies through our student chapter of the Iota Iota Iota national honor society.
You'll need to complete 18 credit hours, including 9 advanced credit hours, to satisfy requirements for the minor. More than 60 gender-related courses are offered through a wide range of departments, including anthropology, communication studies, economics, English, history and sociology.
The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.
In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT.