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Division of Continuing Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in women's and gender studies


The concentration consists of a minimum of thirty semester hours of approved courses from the women's and gender studies curriculum.

WMST 2010 Introduction to Women's Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 hrs
WMST 2020 Introduction to Women's Studies: The Humanities 3 hrs
WMST 4010 Senior Seminar 3 hrs
  Electives from the list of approved Women's and Gender Studies courses 21 hrs

Additional information:
Fifteen of the twenty-one elective hours must be upper division courses approved in Women’s and Gender Studies. Students must select only courses taught by faculty members designated as Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty.

A list of courses may be found on the web at A list of Women’s and Gender Studies faculty may be found on the web at

Career Information:
An area of concentration in women’s and gender studies examines the historical and contemporary status of women in all societies, explores the diverse contributions and voices of women past and present, advocates for women’s issues, and promotes equitable communities. Students often use the tools of history, economics, science, politics, health, art and other disciplines to study the lives of women. Women’s and gender studies is a versatile major and will help develop skills and understanding useful in a variety of settings. The degree will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. A degree in women’s and gender studies may lead to careers in government or nonprofit organizations, human resources, education, research, human/social services, business management, public relations, advertising, journalism, law, politics, counseling, customer services, and marketing.

For more career information, check out UNO What Can I Do With A Degree In Women's and Gender Studies?, College Board - Women's Studies, or UNO Career Center.

Revised 02/11