Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is one of the fastest growing academic fields in the country. The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati, is one of the oldest, most respected, and established academic programs in WGSS, and is on the cutting edge of this movement. Through its path-breaking MA in WGSS, its innovative and unique MA/JD joint degree in WGSS and Law, its Graduate Certificate, and its popular Undergraduate Major and Minor, and the new LGBTQ Studies Undergraduate Certificate; students gain a broad and in-depth understanding of issues related to women, gender, and sexuality.

Students in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UC experience small classes with individualized attention, outstanding research and teaching faculty, rigorous and diverse curricula, internship and study-abroad opportunities, graduate student teaching experience, regular symposia and guest speakers, an excellent placement record, in a highly supportive environment. They also enjoy mentoring and financial support from the Friends of WGSS, one of the oldest and largest Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies community support groups in the country.

The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to be a part of this exciting intellectual and activist work by learning more about its offerings.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Spring 2022 Course Offerings


What is UC’s 4 + 1 program?

December 4, 2023

You may be a UC student thinking about taking your education to the next level — UC’s College of Arts and Sciences has a pathway to help you do just that. A&S has no fewer than 15 five-year programs — from biological sciences to Spanish to psychology — where you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years, versus the traditional six-year track. The Bachelors and Master’s 4 + 1 Program is designed to increase your marketability and deepen your understanding of the subject matter. And in an increasingly competitive job market, you may want to investigate an additional year of study.


UC professor wins recognition for scholarship in India’s caste...

November 6, 2023

UC’s Shailaja Paik has been awarded the 2023 John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History for her book “The Vulgarity of Caste: Dalits, Sexuality and Humanity in Modern India.” Paik is an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. Conferred by the American Historical Association, the competitive award recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on South Asian History published in English. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of depth of research, methodological innovation, conceptual originality and literary excellence.


WCPO: Abortions dropped 15% across Ohio last year

October 5, 2023

UC abortion researcher Danielle Bessett weighs in on new data that shows abortion has declined by 15%. Bessett's current research projects examine patient experiences of abortion care and disparities in contraceptive access, prenatal care, and infant mortality.

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