Majors and Minors

Women's Studies

Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary major that crosses traditional academic boundaries to analyze the role of gender in shaping human societies of the past and present, to communicate new knowledge and encourage research into neglected areas, to comprehend the crucial intersection of race, class, and gender in the global society and in the lives of women, and to develop for women and men the knowledge and skills required for success in rapidly changing contemporary economies.


A Women's Studies major helps students develop the skills that prepare them for leadership in a variety of careers and in reshaping their societies. The major is also excellent preparation for graduate work in Women's Studies or related fields in the humanities and social sciences.


Click here to see the current academic year's Undergraduate Catalog requirements for the Women's Studies major .

NOTE:For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semester at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year AND who have been enrolled during at least one of the past three semesters, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).

All degree-seeking students are required to complete a specific number of General Education (GenEd) courses. Students are responsible for ensuring the appropriate selection of courses to satisfy GenEd requirements and are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding the applicability of selected courses. A comprehensive description of Cleveland State University’s General Education Requirements for undergraduate students is available online at

For more information, contact:
Department of Women's Studies
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1649
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.4675
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