Gender Studies Minor

Explore the history of gender identity with a minor in Gender Studies

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that promotes the study of the status of men and women, historically and at present. In courses across the disciplines, questions are raised concerning the ways in which we think about the social order as well as the distribution of power and opportunity. Gender Studies encourages in students a spirit of inquiry that will prepare them to function effectively as they integrate themselves into a diverse and rapidly evolving society.

Learn About Our Minor in Gender Studies

Student Experience

As a Loras student, you have the opportunity to enhance your educational experience by adding one or more minors. We encourage students to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, engage in community outreach, explore internships and get involved in the many student and academic organizations available.


Students will complete the following requirements in order to achieve a minor in Gender Studies.

Gender Studies Minor Requirements

Division of Philosophical, Religious, Theological, Social & Cultural Studies
Kathrin A. Parks, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for the minor in Gender Studies:
The Gender Studies minor includes elective courses in history, literature, sociology and other programs at Loras College.

Minor Requirements for Gender Studies


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

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At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. Scholarships, grants and special awards are offered to all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

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