Women's and Gender Studies Minor

Women and Gender Studies is for Everyone

Gain knowledge about women and men, their experiences, the social and cultural forces that shape their lives, and their changing roles in past and contemporary societies.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman


Your Courses

The Women and Gender Studies courses are drawn from various programs (Communications, English, Psychology) and seek to expand the vision of human potentials. Here’s a preview of what could be one of your favorite classes:

Katrina Schroeder

Right from the Start

My education at QU started developing my career tool box. Everything started at Quincy University.
Katrina Schroeder '11, Director of Community Impact, United Way

A Few of Your Career Options

Our Women and Gender Studies minor enhances the preparation of students who are pursuing careers in:

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • The arts
  • Counseling and other social services
  • Government services
  • Criminal justice
  • Advertising and public relations
Fun Fact: Last spring break our students traveled over 10,480 miles to complete 4,000 service hours in New Orleans, New York, South Carolina, and more.

Contact Us

For more information about the Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences, contact Dr. Wendy Beller, chair, at 217-228-5432 ext. 3030 or send us a message: