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 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.