Learn about women across cultures

Students pursuing a minor in Women’s Studies at St. Edward’s University will have the opportunity to complement their major program of study with understanding about women across cultures.

You will learn about women and how race, class, motherhood, culture, and inequality affect their lives. Students only need to complete 18 course hours to complete the minor. You are required to take Introduction to Women’s Studies and Community Service in Women’s Studies. Then, you must select four classes, including one from the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and one from the School of Humanities. These classes can range from topics such as Marriage and Family, Women in American Society, Irish Women Writers, Gender Communication, Women in Management, and more. 

Through your studies, you will learn to understand the influences on women. By examining the different ways women interact in society, you will develop a multi-faceted understanding of women’s issues. This helps students to contribute to a fairer world for both genders. 

Outside the Classroom

Community Service

All students in the Women’s Studies minor will complete community service in Women’s Studies for course credit. For example, students may work in a local nonprofit to apply their learning to real-world problems women are facing.


  • Feminist Winter Term conference
  • Conversation in Women's Studies events showcasing the ongoing scholarly work on Women and Standpoint

Women Empowerment Student Organization

The purpose of Women Empowerment is to foster an environment that promotes empowerment, identity, strength, and unity to lift our voices and express our concerns on important social, sexual, cultural, political, and media-influenced issues.

The student organization hosts weekly roundtable discussions and seminars featuring guest speakers. They discuss issues relevant to women today, with the aim of improving the gender gap and improving the campus community and beyond.