We offer interdisciplinary programs with a range of courses for a major or minor or a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies.
We are open to undergraduate students from across the University, from the College of Arts and Sciences to Engineering and the School of Business.
Because gender and sexuality are fundamental to the ways men and women understand themselves, a major or minor in Gender and Women’s Studies can enhance practically any other field of study. It is a discipline that continually asks us to rethink history, culture and identity, and in the 21st Century it continues to transform scholarship and fundamental assumptions in all areas of the humanities, social and natural sciences, and the professions.
Check out our Spring 2018 GWS Newsletter!
Read up on the research GWS students recently completed!
At a time when gender issues in the workplace are in the forefront of the mainstream news media, Katina Sawyer, PhD, assistant professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is studying how a key aspect of workplace diversity could transform human resource strategy
Read more about the grants awarded to Dr. Sawyer and her research.
GWS Academic Director, Dr. Catherine Kerrison's new book Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters,White and Black in a Young America is available for purchase!
Read Kerrison's Washington Post Op-Ed: How did we lose a president's daughter? What the disapearance of Jefferson's daughter can tell us about racism in America.
GWS Programming Director, Dr. Shauna MacDonald was quoted in the Variety article: "Laura Ingraham, Shannon Bream Kick Off Post-O’Reilly Era at Fox News."
“While having more women represented at Fox News, and in news more generally, is absolutely a positive development, the extent to which this will result in substantive content change remains to be seen,” says Shauna MacDonald, a gender-studies professor at Villanova University." Read the full article here.