Women's and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies

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.

Check out this semester’s events.

Read the Fall 2019 course list!

Want to see if WGS is right for you? Check out the flyer for our introductory course: WGS Intro Course Flyer

The WGS Program is excited to announce the premiere of W.A.G.E., the Women and Gender Equity Leadership Project! 

W.A.G.E. is a new program which offers:

  • Free events to students and the public regarding equity within the workplace.
  • Special workshops, skill sessions, and training programs exclusively available to students working toward the W.A.G.E. Leadership Certificate.
  • The W.A.G.E. Leadership Certificate: a semester long program open to students looking to further enhance their leadership skills and understand gender in the workplace on a deeper level.



The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)

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