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Empower Yourself & Your Community

A minor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies gives you the power to make change.

Explore social roles and sexual identities in the contexts of race, class and ethnicity, as well as why and how gender has influenced who we are and what we do. No matter your career path, you'll be more empowered, become a better self-advocate and produce social change. Most importantly, you can create meaning, equity and justice in your community.

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Take your place with our next class and improve your ability to be a changemaker.


18 Credits

Complete this minor in just a few semesters – you can even double dip and complete courses for your major.

Classes You'll Take


No matter your major, our program builds skills like analytical thinking and writing so you can stand out to employers.

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Today's World

Gain greater understanding of the complex issues surrounding gender and identity.

Understand, investigate, enact. You'll not only add value to your degree, but also gain a greater understanding of gender roles in society and across cultures. Through this understanding, you’ll begin to investigate how these constructs impact individual lives and larger social structures. Finally, our emphasis on skills like analytical thinking and writing helps you enact change.

about wgss

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LGBTQ Studies Certificate

Honored as a top school in the U.S. for LGBTQ students by Campus Pride, UW-Green Bay is committed to remembering and recognizing contributions of LGBTQ people, historically and in contemporary societies. Part of that work is accomplished through the LGBTQ Studies certificate. This certificate examines the socio-cultural and historical construction of gender and sexual identities and helps you develop skills to challenge systems of oppression.

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Kimberly Davis

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"The program offered a manner of inclusion and understanding that I had not experienced in the years before. In a way, it reserved a space at the forefront where my voice could finally be heard. This program provided me with the tools—and the means—necessary to not only solidify my sense of self, but to better understand and serve the multi-faceted individuals that make up our diverse communities."

Kimberly Davis '21
Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) Graduate Student at UW-Milwaukee

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Professor Kimberley Reilly

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Meet Professor Kimberley Reilly, co-chair for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. Her research explores U.S. women's history, legal history, history of sexuality and American consumer culture. If you have questions about this minor, get in touch with her!

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