Become a community activist and influencer with the skills to create social change in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS) minor at the University of Central Missouri.
Through a focus on interdisciplinary, intersectional and social justice teaching and research, understand gender issues as they relate to:
Take these courses from expert, approachable UCM faculty who make it a point to connect individually with each student. You’ll get personal encouragement along with academic and career advice that will help you excel in your WGS minor.
A unique focus on activism
The University of Central Missouri’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor uniquely focuses on creating a future generation of activists. In addition to your coursework, professors emphasize how to apply the theories you learn in the program to creating lasting social change in your communities.
20:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Influential program since 1985
One of the fastest-growing UCM minors
Provides in-demand DEI education
Your coursework in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor gives you the tools to understand our modern, multicultural society.
Learn skills valued by employers that help you affect positive change and influence through classes such as:
At the end of each course, complete a final project that involves community outreach. Plan an event, lead a protest, host a film viewing, create a website or sponsor an activity that encourages community engagement on issues of gender and sexuality.
Participate in a number of extracurricular and experiential learning activities that show you how to create change in your communities.
The WGS minor at the University of Central Missouri helps you stand out from other job candidates in any field you decide to build your career in. The contemporary and important issues covered in our courses show future employers that you value diversity and know how to talk about and work toward more inclusive communities.
When you combine the WGS minor with your primary major, you prepare yourself to enter careers in fields such as:
This minor also prepares you to continue your education in graduate school. In addition to attending the University of Central Missouri, past students have gone on to study at schools such as:
Jobs for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minors
Use the interactive tool below to learn more about the jobs you’re prepared to do with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. You can also learn about projected job growth, earning potential and other key employment facts.
We want college to be achievable for everyone. The University of Central Missouri offers numerous ways to make this minor and your bachelor’s degree affordable, including scholarships, grants, work-study opportunities and loans. Work with a financial aid counselor to determine the best way for you to finance your education. Some majors also offer scholarships and tuition awards solely for their undergraduate students. Refer to your primary major’s program page to learn more about those opportunities.
In addition to university- and major-specific scholarships, some financial aid is available exclusively to WGS minors, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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