Women's and Gender Studies has been a part of the University of South Florida since 1972 where it has been educating as an interdisciplinary field of study that critically examines historical, cultural, racial, class, and other differences. The USF Department of Women's & Gender Studies (WGS) has a long history of producing excellent undergraduate majors and minors.
WGS offers a B.A. and an M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies, as well as a minor in Women's and Gender Studies, a minor in Queer and Sexuality Studies, and a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies.
The department focuses on critical thinking, collaborative learning, and personal empowerment. USF's Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program prepares students with a Bachelor of Arts to go on to graduate school, medical school, law school, or enter the workforce in a wide variety of public, private, governmental, and non-profit agencies.
Today our graduate faculty members are nationally recognized award-winning teachers and scholars committed to mentoring graduate student scholars, teachers, and activists.
Our close-knit community of undergraduate and graduate students brags about WGS having its own cozy library with more than 300 books and journals, and break room for catching up.
We also boast more than 60 affiliate faculty members, representing more than 27 different departments and colleges across USF. These scholars cross list their classes with WGS and serve on MA thesis and internship committees.
Do you have questions about WGS programs?
- Visit our Undergraduate Program, Graduate Program, and Graduate Certificate pages.
- Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (undergraduate) page.
- Contact the undergraduate advisor, Brandon Kroll.
- Contact the undergraduate director, Dr. Tangela Serls.
- Contact the graduate program coordinator, Jennifer Ellerman-Queen.