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Women's and Gender Studies



Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Northern Kentucky University offers an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad scholarly exploration focused on women and gender at the intersection of race, class, religion, nationality, sexuality and other social categories via a feminist lens. Students will better understand how social variables are connected and influence women globally. WGS focuses on the construction and representation of identities, behaviors, and social relations within culturally specific institutions and within a global context. WGS courses stress the understanding of self and others and the importance of social justice, activism, and community engagement

We offer a Women's and Gender Studies minor in both traditional and fully online formats. In addition to core faculty (see left), the minor features courses from faculty who are drawn from diverse programs throughout the university, offering students a rich variety of disciplinary approaches to feminism and gender studies.


A focus in WGS can be achieved by completing 12 credit hours (4 courses) at the 300-level or above, with a grade of C or higher.

NKU students can expect small classes and teaching faculty that offer rigorous and diverse curricula in a supportive environment. WGS course inquiry shows how to use gender as a category of analysis while also reflecting on the manifestation of gender in students' own lives, leading to a range of personal and intellectual discoveries.

The program supports both on- and off-campus events relevant to women's social, cultural and political issues with a strong sense of committment to women in the metropolitan region.

We in the NKU Women's and Gender Studies Department want you to be a part of this exciting and ever-growing field. Please contact us.


Need more information? Contact us!

Academic Advisor, Women's and Gender Studies

Rebekah Richardson
448 Landrum Academic Center | (859) 572-5374