Pursuing a WGSS-focused Major

We don't currently have a WGSS major, but we actively support students who are interested in pursuing a Student/Faculty Designed Major with a focus on women, gender, and/or sexuality.

Interested students should meet with Vicki Hsueh, Director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Director (Vicki.Hsueh@wwu.edu). Office hours, Tues and Thurs 2:30-4:30pm and by appointment.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a Student/Faculty Designed Major that allows students design individualized majors to meet educational goals that are not served by existing majors at Western. Students who wish to explore the option of a Student-Faculty Designed Major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences should first review the SFDM Policies and Procedures.

The Student/Faculty Designed Major is administered by the Liberal Studies Department, and interested students will need to schedule a meeting with the Liberal Studies department chair after receiving initial advising from Dr. Hsueh. The meeting with the Liberal Studies department chair is intended a discussion of a student's focus and draft coursework, and students should attend the meeting having complete a few sections of the SFDM Contract and a 1-2 page draft rationale and explanation of the proposed major (as described in the SFDM Policies and Procedures).