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Women's and Gender Studies Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Law and Public Policy

Don’t let the name mislead you. Women’s and Gender Studies is not just about women, nor is it about male-bashing or gender wars. Rather, our courses cover a broad range of subjects with sensitivity to gender, race, sexual orientation and class.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • WGST 170 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Join an intramural team
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • WGST Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • WGST Upper Division Elective
    3
  • Minor Requirement Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Find a faculty mentor

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • WGST 330 Feminist Theory
    3
  • WGST Upper Division Elective
    3
  • Minor Requirement Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • WGST 360 Queer Theories
    3
  • WGST Elective
    3
  • Minor Requirement Course
    3
  • Minor Requirement Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • WGST Upper Division Elective
    3
  • WGST Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • WGST 484 Seminar:Capstone
    3
  • Minor Requirement Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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