18 credits in minor courses, including:

CORE COURSES. 6 credits.
GSWS 1500Intro to GSWS3
or GSWS 1010 FYS: Intro to GSWS
GSWS 2070LGBT Politics and History3
ELECTIVES. 12 credits.
Course offerings for the SGIS minor vary frequently and often include Special Topics courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed below are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
OPEN LEVEL. Up to 3 additional credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:0-3
GSWS numbered 1600 to 1990
ENGL 1270, ENGL 1280, GSWS 1020, GSWS 1025, POLS 1026, SOC 1330
GSWS 3050
Internship: GSWS Core
GSWS 3991
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. Up to 9 additional credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:0-9
GSWS 2050
Gender and Feminism(s)
GSWS numbered 2600 to 2990, or GSWS 3660
ANTH 2205, CLAS 3540, DNCE 2510, ECON 2670, ENGL 2357, ENGL 2407, ENVS 2220, GEOG 2774, HST 2120, HST 2642, LING 2220, PHIL 2545, POLS 2455, SOC 2335
ADVANCED LEVEL. 3-12 additional credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:3-12
ECON 3670, ECON 4670, GSWS 3765, GSWS 3990, GSWS 4990, HST 4120, POLS 3350, PSYS 3420, PSYS 3425, SOC 3300, SOC 3332, SOC 3335, SOC 3350


Ineligible Major: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Ineligible Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach some of the courses that can be applied to the minor as electives.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.