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.
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.
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies offers an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program. Accelerated programs allow you to begin your graduate education as an undergraduate, offering you the opportunity to save time and money while you advance your academic career. The combined B.S./M.S. in Women's and Gender Studies enables students to substitute credits in the Master’s in Women's and Gender Studies program for undergraduate classes in the Women's and Gender Studies major.
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.
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.