NOTE: The Department of Womenʻs Studies has been renamed the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Students may still see the Departmentʻs subject code of WS being used in places. It will change to WGSS.
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi
Our department is proud to offer an interdisciplinary approach to studying women and gender issues. We emphasize multicultural and global education and innovative feminist research on gender, sexuality, ethnic and national diversity, and social justice, focusing on women in Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific. We offer a major (BA) with a fully online option, undergraduate WGSS and Queer Studies certificates, and a graduate certificate.