Undergraduate Resources

Important Forms and Processes

Major/Minor Declaration

Major/Minor Course Substitution

Transfer Credit

Undergraduate Program


Brandeis offers a major in the dynamic field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) studies as well as two minors in Sexuality and Queer Studies (SQS) and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality. These programs draw enthusiastic and diverse students who seek intellectual challenges and are committed to social justice.

The WGS major and minors draw on the humanities, arts, and social sciences to explore a broad range of intellectual questions about the social positions of women, gendered constructions of power knowledge, identity, culture, and sexuality. We are firmly committed to intersectional approaches in our curriculum and research. We actively pursue Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies as a pertinent academic field that explores the various intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, religion, ethnicity, age, ability, and nationality.

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How Do I Become a WGS Major or Minor?
  • Consult with Jill Greenlee, WGS undergraduate advising head or any of the WGS faculty.
  • Take WMGS 5a, Women, Genders, and Sexualities, the required introduction to the field, offered each fall.
  • Complete the required paperwork.
How do I become an SQS minor?
  • Check out the SQS website.
  • Consult with the SQS advising head, Jill Greenlee.
  • Take SQS 6b, Sexuality and Queer Studies, offered each spring.
  • Complete the required paperwork