Undergraduate Resources

Important Forms

Major/Minor Declaration

Major/Minor Course Substitution

Transfer Credit

Post Brandeis Resources

Undergraduates with majors and minors in WGS and SQS work in law, healthcare, social service, advocacy and a range of other fields. To learn more about how to use a degree in WGS visit the Hiatt Career Center for information on internships, career opportunities, resumes, shadowing and more. Ask to meet with Jackie Blesso who specifically supports WGS undergraduates there.

 Also join the WGS community LinkedIn group group and let the WGS office know about the kinds of opportunities you are looking for so we can help to connect you with others in our community. 

Undergraduate Program


Brandeis offers a major and minor for students interested in the dynamic field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) studies as well as a minor in Sexuality and Queer Studies. These programs draw an enthusiastic and diverse group of students who seek intellectual challenges and who are committed to social justice. The WGS major and minor draws on the humanities, arts and social sciences to explore a broad range of intellectual questions about the social positions of women, gendered constructions of knowledge, identity and culture and many aspects of sexuality. We are firmly committed to intersectional approaches in our curriculum that link gender and sexuality with race, class, religion, ethnicity, age, ability and nationality. 

How Do I Become a WGS Major or Minor?

  • Talk to the WGS UDRs to learn more about us.
  • 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.