Steps for Declaring WGSS Minor 

Step 1:  Complete the Declaration of Minor FormThe Coordinator for Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies will sign form and forward to Registrar's office; an advising file will be opened for you and kept in Ashley Hall. 

Step 2:  Contact the Coordinator of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Dr. A.J. Ramirez to disucss your class options and course advising. Dr. Ramirez is located in Ashley Hall Upstairs in Rooms 2206 or 2002 (Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies office) 

Step 3:  Contact COHSS Advising Center at or 229-253-4059 to schedule your advising appointment or contact the Coordinator for Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: Dr. A.J. Ramirez at


Requirements for Minor

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Course Descriptions

The minor consists of a total of 15 hours that includes one required course (WGSS 3000 or WGSS 3200) and four electives in WGSS. Courses taken to satisfy core areas A through F cannot be counted as coursework in the minor. A grade of "C" or better must be earned in each course comprising the minor, and all prerequisites for specific upper division courses must be met. 

Areas of Study:

  • LGBT Studies
  • Queer Studies
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Women & Religion
  • Gender Studies
  • Women & Literature
  • Social Justice
  • Feminist Theory

Beginning Spring 2023, the following coursework is required for a minor in WGSS:

Required Courses:

One of the following is required for the minor.

WGSS 3000 Introduction to Women Studies
WGSS 3200                           Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies


Elective Courses:

Any 4 upper division courses with a WGSS prefix.

WGSS 3000/4000 Any four upper division coures with WGSS prefix.


Graduate Students:

If you are a Graduate student in any of our graduate programs at VSU you are welcome to take a WGSS Special Topics course to satisfy your resreach or concentration areas.

WGSS 6600 Special Topics in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (3):

This course explores specific topics or themes in gender/women’s studies based on a feminist approach. A variety of topics from different fields of study are offered from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics of material not normally covered in the regular curriculum are offered. May be repeated.