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The Gender Studies Program fosters learning and partnerships that span divisions of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, class, religion, age, able-bodiedness, and nationality, creating a new understanding of power dynamics and gender categories, and empowering individuals and communities. Students minoring in Gender Studies can choose from a wide range of courses in disciplines such as Sociology, English, Social Work, Communications, and Philosophy.    



This minor is offered at the Morehead campus; some courses may be available online.

Program Requirements

  • The first step is admission to Morehead State University, see MSU's admission requirements.
  • For course lists and program requirements please refer to the undergraduate catalog.
  • Core class: GST 273, Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Six electives from the list of courses 

Career Opportunities

A Gender Studies minor will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to better understand gender-related issues and the way gender colors most aspects of the world around you.  You will be able to recognize gender norms as being relevant to all your social settings, ranging from the privacy of your home and family to the workforce and the national/international political arena.  Transformative on a personal level, your education in Gender Studies will also make you attractive to employers in the fields of law, medicine, social work, teaching, counseling, and government service, among others.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.