Gender & Sexuality Studies


Explore how issues of gender and sexuality impact economics, politics, education, sports, media, healthcare and more. Also explore how individuals understand themselves and each other in a world formed by gender expectations.

Take an interdisciplinary approach to studies of gender and sexuality through the lens of sociology, public health, psychology, history, biology, anthropology and literature.

Participate in advocacy and civic engagement through the Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Gender Equity.

Participate in a biannual national conference bringing students and scholars to Pacific University for a weekend of activities highlighting current issues of gender and sexuality. Represent the Gender and Sexuality Studies minor at national and international conferences and/or study abroad in a service-learning course in India.

The gender and sexuality studies program cultivates critical thinking skills and tools for creative expression. Civic engagement, research and travel opportunities prepare students for life-long engagement with a global community. The interdisciplinary approach of our program offers students unique perspectives that expand their abilities to problem solve and serve diverse populations.