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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% 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.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives
    Internship at the Women's Center

    During the academic year, a student works directly with the director of the Women's Center to research, write and present on policy issues that affect the UD community.

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    Dean's Summer Fellowship Program

    Work with a faculty mentor on your self-directed research project as a Dean's Summer Fellow.

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    Stander Symposium

    An annual campus-wide forum to showcase academic excellence and recognize student learning through faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and artistic accomplishment.

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    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