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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.

    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.

    Semester of Service

    Students grow through experiential learning, the creation of intentional community, and professional training and supervision from local social service providers.

    Dean's Summer Fellowship Program

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

    Stander Symposium

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

    CONTACT

    Women's and Gender Studies Program

    Alumni Hall, Room 204
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322
    937-229-4285
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    9

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