In fall 2009, the Women's and Gender Studies program was relaunched with a new curriculum. But the study of women and gender has a long history at Marquette, dating from the early 1980s when the grass-roots women's faculty group ALPHA lobbied for and won Marquette's first program in Women's Studies -- the point of origin for the rich and varied network of research and teaching about women, gender, and sexuality at Marquette today.
Currently, the WGST major can be either a primary or a secondary major. 30 credit hours are
Exploratory Courses enable students to recognize and explore issues having to do with
gender as they arise within particular disciplines.
18 credit hours are required, including WGST 1001 as well as at least one exploratory
course and at least one integrative course, with courses distributed among at least three disciplines.