Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

An interdisciplinary field rooted in scholarship and activism that places gender at the center of inquiry, this program will teach you how to investigate and challenge social inequalities based on systems of gender as they intersect with class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and age. 


  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Minor


  • Benefit from the program’s close relationship with the Women*s Center and the LGBTQ+ Center 
  • Work with a faculty mentor on independent studies, special projects, and career exploration 
  • Participate in new research areas like theories of identities and bodies, women and the environment, feminist theory, queer theory, disability studies, and more 
  • Scholars and activists visit campus, offering engaged learning opportunities 
  • Study abroad, internship and fieldwork opportunities let you apply your knowledge and gain experience 


With a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies degree, you can work in:  

  • Social work and counseling 
  • Advocacy 
  • Teaching 
  • Community organizations and development 
  • Human resources 
  • Nonprofit or government agencies 
  • Research 

Transfer Students

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Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

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Degree Options

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Pullman

Women’s Studies Minor

  • Pullman
  • Vancouver

Queer Studies Minor

  • Pullman


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