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 you a global perspective on the interactions of gender with culture, race, class, sexual identity, etc.
Studying this area prepares you for work in:
You may also find careers in fields that are not directly focused on women's issues such as journalism, politics, science, and teaching, among others.
We provide the flexibility to pursue women's studies as a minor at the undergraduate level or a concentration at the graduate level. You can 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:
These historical and theoretical perspectives are supported by research conducted by the more than 30 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:
Several scholarships pertaining to women's studies are available to help you pay for your education. More information about these scholarships is available by clicking on the undergraduate or graduate link at womensstudies.unt.edu.
You will need to complete 18 semester hours, 9 of them being advanced hours. Courses are offered through a wide range of departments including anthropology, communication studies, economics, English, history and sociology, among others.
A comprehensive list of the more than 60 gender- related courses is at womensstudies.unt.edu.
The Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Recommended Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.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. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning allows 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 to a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, we welcome more transfer students than any other institution in the state. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.