The GSWS Program offers a wide range of interdisciplinary courses, and cross-lists many courses on women's and gender issues in other departments and programs such as English; Sociology; History; Religious Studies; American Studies; Philosophy; Modern Languages; Theatre, Speech and Dance; Anthropology; and Law.
Students can declare a major or a minor. A highlight of many students' experiences in the GSWS Program is the Community Action Project in GSWS 205, "Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies," required of all majors and minors. Many of our students complete an internship for academic credit with a local community organization such as Avalon: A Center for Women and Children, or Planned Parenthood of South-East Virginia. In their junior or senior year, students may also choose to pursue an Independent Study with a GSWS faculty member. Seniors have the opportunity to work closely with a GSWS advisor on researching and writing an Honors thesis on a topic of their own choosing. Some majors and minors serve on program committees.