The Women’s Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on women, gender, and sexuality. Women’s Studies (WOMNST) courses and cross-listed courses in various departments across the university provide opportunities for women and men to broaden their understandings of the changing role of gender in the United States and globally. Students who want to explore the intersection of gender with race, class, ethnicity, ability, and sexual orientation will find courses of interest, as will students who want to know more about the role of women in history, in literature and the arts, in media and science. Students who plan careers in medicine, the creative arts, social work, education, counseling, law, therapy, and business find that Women’s Studies enhances their professional activities. Still others report that the confidence and insight that they acquire in such courses enriches their lives regardless of their particular career goals. The Women's Studies Program offers an 18-credit undergraduate certificate, a master's certificate, and a PhD certificate. Interested students should make an appointment with the Director of Women's Studies to discuss options for a course of study and to complete advising and application forms.