Undergraduate Programs

The main purpose of an undergraduate education is to sharpen communication, writing, analytical and teamwork skills. The U-M Women’s Studies Department uses an interesting, relevant, feminist focus to achieve all these goals in exciting ways.

The interdisciplinary nature of Women’s Studies at Michigan is reflected in the areas of our undergraduate curriculum:

  • Feminist Practice and Activism
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender and Health
  • Gender in a Global Context
  • Gender, Culture and Representation
  • Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Sexuality Studies

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Women's Studies @Michigan, LSA produced a four minute video about the Department.  Watch it here.

You also may be interested in the book Transforming Scholarship:  Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World by Michele Tracy Berger and Cheryl Radeloff and an article from Ms. Magazine in fall 2012 about the field of Women' Studies, "So You Want to Change the World?  by Michele Tracy Berger.

Where Women’s Studies Alumni Work After Graduation

In a recent survey, we asked Women’s Studies graduates what they’re doing now. Please see the wide-ranging list by clicking on the links below.

Click here to see an alphabetical list of the jobs of Women's Studies alumni.

Click here to link to an article from Ms. Magazine in fall 2012, "So You Want to Change the World?  

Click here to see a powerpoint presentation on Career Options for Women's Studies majors, prepared by the U-M Career Center.

Contact Us

The Women’s Studies Department is located at 1122 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St. (at the corner of E. Washington St.), Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Prof. Nadine Hubbs. The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is Donna Ainsworth. If you have questions about the undergraduate program please contact Donna Ainsworth, donnasa@umich.edu, 734.647.0774.

Advising

You may make Women's Studies advising appointment online.  There are walk-in advising hours on Fridays, 10:00-11:30am in 1122 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St.

Contact Us

The Women’s Studies Department is located at 1122 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St. (at the corner of E. Washington St.), Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290.

The Director of Undergraduate Studies is Prof. Nadine Hubbs. The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is Donna Ainsworth. If you have questions about the undergraduate program please contact Donna Ainsworth, donnasa@umich.edu 734.647.0774.

Advising

You may make Women's Studies advising appointment online.  There are also walk-in advising hours during the term on Fridays, 10-11:30am in 1122 Lane Hall. If you have questions, please email wsp.advising@umich.edu.