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Women's and Gender Studies

A Unique Perspective

Our students understand the marginalization of women throughout history and across cultures, and celebrate their accomplishments. Our graduates report a greater understanding of how change is brought about in society.

  • 100%

    of majors complete a service learning project

  • 45

    courses offered across academic disciplines

  • Flexibility:

    students can obtain a double major or one or more minors

A High-Quality Education

Service Learning Annual Essay Contest Employment Skills

Students gain hands-on experience integrating research with social action and the application of academic knowledge to on-campus communities and communities beyond the University.

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Nonfiction essays that explore issues concerning women and/or gender are welcomed in the annual Joyce Durham Essay Contest.

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100 percent of our students participate in multiple hands-on learning activities. Students explore research, service, leadership, shadowing and community-engaged learning opportunities through a myriad of on-campus and community organizations.


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Interested in learning more about women's and gender studies? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-4285. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


Women's and Gender Studies Program

Alumni Hall, Room 202
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322


average class size of upper-level women's and gender studies courses