Minor Requirements

Requires a total of 18 hours.

  • WGS 221- Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or WGS 222 Introduction  to Sexuality Studies
  • Select a minimum of 15 additional hours

If courses not designated WGS are taken, they must be from an approved list on file with the chair of the departments. Students may count no more than 6 hours from their major(s) toward the minor. 

Restrictions:

  • No more than 3 hours may be take pass/fail.
  • No online courses taken at institutions other than Wake Forest may count toward the minor.

Students pursuing the minor are encouraged to take WGS 221 in the first or second year prior to taking other 200 or 300 level classes.

Students intending to minor in women’s and gender studies should consult the director of women’s and gender studies, preferably during their first or early in their second year. Students pursuing the minor are encouraged to take WGS 221 in the first or sophomore year, two or three courses in the sophomore and junior years, and complete the remaining hours, including the capstone research seminar, WGS 321, in the senior year.