About Us

The University of Oklahoma is the only institution of higher learning in Oklahoma that offers a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies.  Students may major or minor in Women's and Gender Studies.  A graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies is also offered.  The Women's and Gender Studies Program is the home of the Center for Social Justice and the minor in Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that seeks to enhance the student’s knowledge of gender roles and relations across cultures and history.  Women’s and Gender Studies courses investigate the intersection of gender and such diverse phenomena as music, art, war, political activism, religion, communication, family life, and popular culture.

The flexibility of the Women’s and Gender Studies major makes it ideal for combining with other majors.  Popular choices for double majors are Non-profit Management, Public Relations, Journalism and Mass Communication, English Literary and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History, and Human Relations.

Women’s and Gender Studies majors from OU have gone on to law school, medical school and graduate programs such as:

  • Master’s in Human Relations
  • Master’s in Educational Technology
  • Master's in Public Health
  • Ph.D. in Gender Studies
  • MBA in Nonprofit Management
  • Master’s in Information Science
  • Master’s in Communication
  • Master’s in Intercultural Relations
  • Documentary Film
  • Master’s in Fine Arts
  • Master’s in Health
  • Master’s in English Composition
  • Master’s in Women’s Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Alternative Medicine