Our Program

The Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University is part of a historical educational enterprise dedicated to the study of identity as a complex social phenomenon.

Since its founding in 1983, the Program has brought new scholarship on women to the university curriculum by linking the study of gender to race, sexuality, class, and nation. In the classroom as in our research, we reach across divisions of historical, political, economic, representational, technological, and scientific analysis in order to offer students innovative methods and theories that enhance the broad reach of their studies and their everyday lives.

Degree Options

Credential Requirement Summary
Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies 10 Courses
  • 2 Required
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 4 Electives
Bachelor of Arts in Global Gender Studies
Interdepartmental Major in GSF & ICS
14 Courses
  • 4 Required
  • 5 Additional International Comparative Studies courses
  • 5 Additional Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies courses
Minor in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies 5 Courses
  • 1 Required
  • 2 Core Courses
  • 2 Electives
Minor in Sexuality Studies 5 Courses
  • 1 Introductory Course
  • 4 Electives, with 1 being a seminar at the 300 level or above