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Women’s and Gender Studies (Minor)

If you like to think creatively about human relationships and social practices, are concerned about justice issues and enjoy analyzing media content for subtle messages, then consider Creighton’s minor in women’s and gender studies.

This minor highlights the often-overlooked contributions of women, historically and in contemporary global society. The program also explores social constructions and diverse experiences of gender and sexual orientation, encouraging students to look at the world with a whole new lens.

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Program Details

The women’s and gender studies minor will enhance your ability to:

  • Think critically and creatively about human relationships
  • Understand experiences and contributions of women throughout history
  • Understand the social constructions of gender and sexual orientation

Curriculum

This minor involves 18 credits, with courses such as:

  • Gender, Society and Culture
  • Princesses, Brides and Mothers
  • This is Us: Exploring Complex Communication in Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Philosophy of Feminism

View the full curriculum.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Creighton graduates who have pursued the gender and women’s studies minor are now working in journalism and public relations, education, social services, counseling, nonprofit organizations, health care professions, business and student services administration.

Others have proceeded to law or medical school or pursued master’s or doctoral degrees in social work, English, gender studies, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, American studies and physical therapy. The interdisciplinary training that the women’s and gender studies minor affords enhances the kind of critical and integrative thinking valued by today’s employers.

Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women

  • The Lieben Center is a primary reference point for students and provides programming around women and gender issues. It is student-centered and seeks to engage in dialogue about women and gender within Creighton and the larger community by listening to and supporting students, educating through looking at the world with a critical lens and advocating for understanding and action. The Lieben Center aspires to serve all students by providing a voice for women and gender equity at Creighton. The center also offers internship opportunities for students.

Currently, 27 faculty members from 13 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences offer courses that count for the women’s and gender studies minor. A significant number of them are conducting research and publishing on women, gender and/or sexuality. Gender and women’s studies courses afford unique opportunities for faculty-student collaborative research and for the development of valuable mentoring relationships. Students are able to present their research to the campus community at the annual WGS Student Learning Showcase as well as to a broader public at conferences.

A Minor that Makes a Major Difference

A minor in gender and women’s studies encourages inclusive ways of thinking and relating in contemporary society.
Our slogan, “a minor that makes a major difference,” means first that the women’s and gender studies program aims to make a major difference in your personal, professional and intellectual life. Second, it seeks to make a difference in your major field of study by providing perspectives and insights that become new “lenses” through which to conduct research.

Women’s and gender studies students raise questions, perceive connections and want to see what others do not see.

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