Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies affiliated faculty and the director encourage shared involvement and intellectual community with our students. As a declared GSWS/WGST major, you will be assigned an advisor with a GSWS/WGST faculty or affiliated faculty member. GSWS/WGST and SGIS minors can be advised by the director of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. An Open House advising session is held each semester prior to registration.

First-Year Programs

First-Year Seminars

  • FYS are writing-intensive, elective programs for first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • FYS combine an interactive course environment with careful academic advising.
  • First-Year Seminars fulfill the University's Writing and Information Literacy Requirement and many also satisfy one of the College’s Distribution Requirements (Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, or Social Science).
  • The FYS professor becomes an additional resource to the student’s professional advisor, helping to further explore a student's interests and academic goals.