Women & Gender Studies, Minor

Minor in Women and Gender Studies

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 18
  • $259.00
  • $396.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online minor in Women's & Gender Studies prepares graduates to promote social justice and gender equity.

In an increasingly diverse and globally complex world, the online Women's & Gender Studies minor explores gender as a system of relations and power. With women at the center of inquiry, this program places value on the diversity of race, sexuality and class in this complex world.

Through extensive elective options, students gain an understanding of:

  • Diversity
  • Privilege
  • Intersectionality
  • Pluralism

Career Outlook: With shifting political and social climates, the field of social studies has grown. A minor in Women's & Gender Studies does not prepare graduates for just one type of job but many different professions and provides them with a toolkit to work in an increasingly diverse and global job market.

This program is ideal for professionals who wish to work in professions such as:

  • Health programs for women
  • Nursing or other health-related professions
  • Domestic violence educators
  • Lobbyists for public policy
  • Counseling or therapy
  • Advocates for women based on victim assistance or sexual assault services

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.