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Through Jan. 28, the university is operating at Level 2. For classes, this means faculty will have the discretion to choose a fully remote, hybrid, extended classroom or fully in-person format. Masks will be mandatory for in-person classes.

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An undergraduate degree  in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies explores the ways in which gender and sexuality shape every aspect of our lives. Social expectations about women and men—which intersect with issues of race, class, sexuality, and nationality—influence our legal, medical, educational, and political systems.

Questions about the major may be directed to Dr. Lindsey Churchill, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Director or by phone at (405) 974-5671.

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This program will provide students an opportunity to explore global and culture competencies, a tenet of transformative learning at UCO as well as develop a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary social issues.

The program will also examine both national and international ideas about gender, sexuality and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community, and would foster critical thinking, discussion, and learning about gender through a wide range of interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center

The Center has two arms – the Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center – which work both independently and collaboratively to engage and advance women and the BGLTQ+ community at the University of Central Oklahoma, the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan region, and beyond.

The Center serves as a site of information, research, grant funding, and advocacy for issues regarding women, gender, and sexuality. The Center also acts as a resource for the BGLTQ+ community, a crucial community meeting place, and an educational resource.

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Career Opportunities

There is a wide variety of career opportunities for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality majors, including: 

  • Nonprofit
  • Politics and policy
  • Mental health services
  • Counseling/crisis work
  • Teaching
  • Law school
  • Corporate diversity training

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.