The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at High Point University pays respect to the history of Women’s Studies, while acknowledging the growth of the discipline in response to the myriad of experiences of women and men globally, and the inclusion of diversity across the gender and transgender spectrum. Students taking courses in Women’s and Gender Studies are exposed to a wide variety of theories, methodologies, and perspectives, from fields of study such as Communication, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology. Students are trained to think critically and synthesize information from a variety of sources in the production of new knowledge and information systems. This prepares students to be global citizens who go on to have successful careers in areas such as law, criminal justice, health care and medicine, public policy, education, journalism, and counseling.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program Mission:
Women’s and Gender Studies at High Point University is an interdisciplinary academic program that also sponsors programming related to promoting social justice and diversity. The Women’s and Gender Studies program seeks to explore the ways gender intersects with race, class, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, religion, and nationality. The WGS Program offers a 20-credit minor and an Individualized Plan of Study Major.