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Advising

Students have the opportunity in departmental advising to formulate goals for their education while ensuring they understand the objectives and requirements of their major or minor. While a general LSA advisor manages college wide requirements (for example, Race & Ethnicity or Quantitative Reasoning requirements), a Women’s and Gender Studies advisor can provide information about:        

  • The department’s majors or minors
  • Courses that will meet departmental requirements       
  • Senior releases and preparing for graduation        
  • Study abroad and transfer credits

During the academic year Cynthia Gabriel is the advisor for Gender and Health majors and minors and Donna Ainsworth is the advisor for WGS majors, and minors in Gender, Race & Nation, LGBTQ Studies, and Social Class & Inequality Studies.

Sign up for an advising appointment on the online calendar. In fall term 2021 students may choose on the advising calendar to have their advising meeting by zoom, phone or in-person.

Questions? Email wgs.advising@umich.edu

How to Declare

Students interested in learning more about or declaring a Women's and Gender Studies or Gender and Health major or one of the four minors should set-up an advising appointment through the online advising calendar

Minors please note: a major must be officially declared before a minor can be officially declared.

Students may declare if they have taken or are taking the prerequisite course for the major (for Women's and Gender Studies major, WGS 240 Intro to Women's and Gender Studies, and for Gender and Health major, WGS 220 Perspectives in Women's Health) or the foundational course for the minor. 

Questions?  Email wgs.advising@umich.edu