Women Studies Program

MSC03 2155
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:

Phone: (505) 277-3929
Fax: (505) 277-0182

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following are frequently asked questions to the Women Studies Program.  If you don't see what you are looking for here, please contact us.

What is Women Studies?

Women’s Studies is a discipline that utilizes approaches from the humanities and the social sciences in order better to understand the intersectional influences of gender, sexuality, race, class, region, and other factors of identity. In WMST courses at UNM, you will learn how to apply theory to analyses of how gender and other constructs inform individual lives and institutions (regionally, nationally, and transnationally).

What can I do with a degree in Women Studies?

WMST is a burgeoning field! In an increasingly competitive climate,  employers and graduate schools value preparation in areas like Women Studies that require critical thinking and writing skills, leadership and creative thinking. For more information, download our pdf:
What can I do with a degree in Women Studies? 

What Academic Programs do you offer?

For Undergraduate students, the Women Studies Program offers a major (36 credit hours), a second major (24 credit hours), and a minor (21 credit hours). All Women Studies courses are acceptable for elective credit in all colleges. 
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For Graduate students, the Women Studies Program offers a Transcripted Graduate Certificate in Women Studies.

Women Studies graduate courses are taught both by our core faculty in Women Studies and our affiliated faculty.  Students enrolled in graduate degree programs at U.N.M. can apply for admission to our graduate certificate program; for further information, please contact us