College of Arts and Humanities

Gender Studies Minor

Gender Studies Minor

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Minor offered in On-campus formats.

The Gender Studies minor prepared me for an international internship at this global organization by giving me the tools to view the world from a perspective that questions societal norms surrounding gender and emphasizes the importance of women’s empowerment around the world.

Kaitlin Cottrell (2016), intern at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Austria

The Gender Studies minor gave me a better understanding of the systematic oppression that clients face on a daily basis. It focused on all genders and how societal expectations impact people’s lives. This helps me understand why certain clients may have harder times in therapy and to understand their cultural context when it comes to treatment.

Kelsey Smith (2018), graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the University of La Verne in California

Gender Studies at Lindenwood University

The courses offered at Lindenwood University motivate students beyond common accounts of gender to analyze its complex constructions in our different historical periods, in various cultures, and through changing global practices. In addition to its focus on the history and achievements of women, gender scholarship addresses men's lives, masculinity, and the lives of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

The overall mission of the gender studies program is to provide you with a quality and comprehensive undergraduate education, to promote an integration of gender scholarship into the university curriculum, and to foster the growth of an interdisciplinary community of scholars who are interested in gender as an important category of analysis.

Earning a Minor in Gender Studies

Earning a minor in gender studies requires the successful completion of two core courses (six credits): GS 20100 A Global Introduction to Gender Studies and GS 30000 Gender Theory, plus four general electives (12 credits) approved for the gender studies minor selected from among the following options* for a total of 18 credit hours. See the catalog for current course listings.

The Benefits of a Minor in Gender Studies

As a gender studies student at Lindenwood University, you will acquire a variety of valuable and marketable skills including writing, public speaking, critical thinking, organization, conflict resolution, diversity training and more. Our faculty members are from numerous departments across the university.

The interdisciplinary and global perspective that you will be exposed to in the gender studies program will foster growth and prove to be a solid foundation in whatever field or career path you choose.

Gender studies minors will be well-prepared for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, human rights advocacy, as well as graduate studies in law, medicine, human relations, education, business, information science, communications, fine arts, public health or academic research.

Contact the Gender Studies Program at Lindenwood University

If you are interested in learning more about this inspiring and fulfilling minor track, we invite you to contact Dr. Gabriela Romero at (636) 627-2508 or

Gender Studies Highlights and Happenings

The Art of Persistence | TEDxLindenwoodU

Sometimes the life skills we learn as children become the most significant and relevant lessons as adults. Travel back in time with Heather on her humorous journey of how we all can discover success through a different lens. Heather Brown-Hudson, PH.D. a Philadelphia native, is an instructor of Gender Studies at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri.