We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Academic Programs


The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies offers the following graduate and undergraduate degrees:

Gender and Women’s Studies has a long history of excellence in scholarship and teaching in general education, in the undergraduate program, and at the graduate level.  Our teaching is oriented toward the goal of preparing students to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • to think critically by evaluating evidence from different perspectives, drawing reasonable conclusions, and defending conclusions rationally;
  • to communicate effectively in oral and written forms;
  • to apply knowledges, solve problems, and make creative contributions in Gender & Women’s Studies and allied fields;
  • to exercise intellectual curiosity and flexibility when exposed to diverse opinions, new ideas, and complex societal problems; and
  • to recognize the importance of personal participation in the advancement of community and society.


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