Main Hall 148
720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
Dr. Lisa Ruchti, Chair
For almost fifty years, Women's and Gender Studies at West Chester University has integrated the valuable life experiences of those people who have been traditionally neglected in academia:
We continue this tradition by encouraging our students to incorporate their own voices and experiences into their studies, which helps students understand their own identities in relation to society and culture. It is through this shared understanding that sustainable social change begins, develops, and perseveres.
One way change occurs is within your engagement with others. Today, employers seek people who can effectively address diverse issues and diverse people. Many disciplines teach you about the importance of diversity. Our program will not only do this, but will also teach you the language and skills you need to create and facilitate a respectful space for all of your future clients, patients, employees, or students.
In this major and minor, students learn about, analyze, and apply:
West Chester University offers a major (30 credits) and a minor (18 credits) in Women's and Gender Studies. To declare a major or minor, email Chair Lisa Ruchti at LRuchti@wcupa.edu or stop by her office in 148 Main Hall.