About our Program

Southern Miss Gulf Coast’s Women and Gender Studies arms students with a clearer understanding of gender, race, class, multiculturalism, work cultures, feminism, and diversity and how they affect everyday life. The course is for female and male students of any cultural, ethnic, or socio-economic background who would like the knowledge and skills they can gain from exploring the impact of gender and diversity on political, social, and cultural thought.  The course takes a look at women in history, literature, and other areas that have shaped and will continue to shape our world. Graduates of this program gain knowledge and skills that make them more marketable in the workplace, regardless of their career paths.