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Academic Programs

We are excited to let you know that our Women and Gender Studies minor and certificate programs are in the process of being re-imagined and re-invigorated.  For questions about the current status of these programs, please contact Janet Anderson, Vice Provost, at or (435) 797-2104 or Sarah Timmerman at or (435) 797-4178.


The Women and Gender Studies Program provides a broad base of study that addresses the intersecting issues of gender, age, race, ethnicity, class, regionalism, nationalism, and sexual identity as they affect women and men. Traditional disciplines are reexamined through the lens of gender, introducing students to new scholarship on gender and expanding their understanding of the differential experiences between and within the genders.

An interdisciplinary academic program, Women and Gender Studies is unique at Utah State University in bringing together women and men of all ethnicities and sexual identities to explore the many ways in which gender influences our lives and world views. Each semester, WGS courses are taught by faculty members from a variety of disciplines, and new special topics courses are offered frequently. Courses focus on the role of gender in human culture, examining the dynamics of sex roles and gender ideals, both historically and in the present. WGS courses engage in the study of femininities and masculinities from many perspectives and disciplines, as well as the social forces that construct these gender identities.


Gainful Employment

Federal regulation published by the U.S. Department of Education in October 2010 requires that institutions who offer educational programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation disclose specific information to prospective students. This is specifically for educational programs who allow students the option of participating in student financial assistance programs. The USU Women and Gender Studies Program falls into this category.

  • Job Placement Percentage
  • Special Program Costs
  • Optional Costs
  • Tuition, Fees, Books, Supplies, Room and Board
  • On-Time Completion Percentage Rate
  • Number of Completers
  • Number of On-Time Completers
  • Median Loan Debt for Completers (for program only)
  • Title IV Loan Debt (Federal Student Loans)
  • Private Educational Loan Debt
  • Institutional Finance Plan Debt

More important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available. See employment information.