Women’s & Gender Studies Major

As one of the nation’s first higher education institutions to offer this major, Towson University has been at the forefront of the study of women and gender and has added to the body of knowledge in this discipline.

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This interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary major offers students the opportunity to study the status and roles of women as individuals and as members of society. Discover how these statuses and roles are shaped by social, political and cultural forces. Coursework emphasizes both common elements among women and differences according to race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The major is structured to give students both breadth and depth in the discipline. Choose from women’s studies courses that best meet your needs and from an approved list of courses selected from other disciplines, spanning numerous departments and colleges. The culminating course experience allows you to integrate the knowledge you have acquired and apply it to real-world problems.

Five-Year B.S./M.S. Program

The combined bachelor’s and master’s program allows you to complete your Master of Science degree in five years. Choose one of three culminating experiences in the program: thesis, internship or two-course option. The program is designed for any of the existing tracks in the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Arrange an Internship

Arrange an internship through Towson University’s Career Center or the department. Whole Woman’s Health, My City 4 Her and Fair Girls are among those organizations that regularly provide internship opportunities for students. Gain credits for field placements in agencies or organizations working on projects that serve women.

Join a Student Group

Share your experiences with peers in one of the department’s student groups. The Feminist Collective addresses contemporary issues with strong ties to activism. Half the Sky is committed to ending oppression for women worldwide. The Queer Student Union is a driving force on campus for awareness and activism.