Women's Studies


Your Future In Women's Studies

The Women’s 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:

  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Women’s health

You may also find careers in areas not directly focused on women’s issues such as journalism, politics, science and teaching.

What we offer

Women’s Studies is available as a minor to undergraduate students. We provide you the flexibility to choose courses that appeal to your academic and career interests. Course work focuses on examining women’s achievements, roles and experiences and how race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and age affects them. This enables you to:

  • Analyze gender differences and commonalities across cultures
  • Demonstrate the importance of social responsibility
  • Develop strategies for reducing prejudice and stereotyping of women
  • Examine traditional and feminist assumptions made about women
  • Understand the role of gender in relationships among the economic, social, political, environmental and symbolic systems of societies

These historical and theoretical perspectives are supported by research conducted by more than 30 affiliated faculty members who regularly teach women’s studies courses.

In addition to necessary course work, you can gain insight about women’s studies by attending public forums and discussions sponsored by the program. We also offer you:

  • Opportunities to attend conferences
  • Study abroad possibilities
  • Various internship opportunities

Several scholarships related to women’s studies are available to help you pursue your education.

You can also meet other students interested in women’s studies through our student chapter of the Iota Iota Iota national honor society.

What to expect

You’ll need to complete 18 semester hours, including 9 advanced semester hours. 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 handson 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.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

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.

Transfer students

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. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.