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Women’s Studies (Minor)

18 Credits  |   Main Campus

Study the interaction of class, race, gender, and sexuality with a minor in Women's Studies

The Women’s Studies minor, in Trinity’s College of Arts and Sciences, strives for a broad and complex understanding of the female experience in a global context. Encountering cross-cultural and multi-racial perspectives, our students explore women’s lives, labor, and arts. Students will also  examine the politics of gender and study the history of gender roles and representations in social media.  Focusing on the interaction of class, race, gender, and sexuality, we help our minors analyze the relations of power in various cultures, and we provide our students with a basic structure of ideas, a framework for analyzing the fundamental shift in understanding arising from a systematic retrieval of history and from women’s changing awareness.

The Women’s Studies curriculum offers students the chance to develop skills such as critical thinking, writing, research, and social activism. Students will find these skills are necessary for a wide range of academic disciplines. Our minor prepares students for careers in many fields, including research, policy, government and nonprofit agencies, publishing, global affairs, education and advocacy.


What You’ll Learn

  • Become an advocate for women’s perspectives in business and government
  • Master the academic discourse of women’s studies

Global Careers

Civic Leader
Campaign Worker
Marketing Specialist

Political Science

Bachelor’s Degree
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Bachelor’s Degree

Applying to the Women’s Studies (Minor) Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).