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Gender and Women's Studies


Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that seeks to understand and articulate how gender makes a difference: in the lives and experiences of women, as well as men; in the practices and institutions of human societies; and in the cultural products of societies, such as art and literature. Emphasizing the importance of historical, cross-cultural, and international perspectives, Gender and Women's Studies critically examines the intersections of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and ability to make visible structures of power that otherwise remain hidden.

The Gender and Women's Studies Program at UMBC offers a B.A. For students who have an interest in gender and women's studies but plan to major in other fields, we also offer an undergraduate minor and certificate. For graduate students we offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate which can be earned independently or in conjunction with graduate work in another field.

Main Office: Sherman Hall (ACIV), A-Wing, Room 439
Phone: 410-455-2001
Department Website:
Department Head: Dr. Carole McCann