Department of Women's and Gender Studies

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Saint Louis University offers engaging courses that help develop perspectives on multiculturalism. We encourage our students to serve as active citizens of the world. Our graduates leave SLU more reflective about their own lives and the lives of people everywhere.

Women's and gender studies is the study of the human experience that places gender at the center of analysis. It is an interdisciplinary field that draws from knowledge and expertise in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Degrees in Women's and Gender Studies

Why Study Women and Gender?

Women's and Gender Studies aspires to examine the complexities of women's experiences and the cultural impact of gender. With an emphasis on justice and empowerment, we look at the relationships between personal identity and social structures that affect how we experience gender, race, sexuality, disability and other differences. As many employers are now looking for job candidates who have thought deeply about issues of gender and discrimination and who exhibit strong critical thinking skills, these courses will prepare you for future success.

SLU’s Department of Women's and Gender Studies works to enhance communication between people of all genders and to prepare students for careers in advocacy, health care, education, business, journalism, law, social services, government, and the arts.