Suchitra Samanta, winner of the 2012 Sporn Teaching Award, pictured with (WGS director) Katy Powell and Barbara Ellen Smith.
Award-winning faculty members teach courses to over 800 Virginia Tech students each year.
Students can major in Sociology with an option in Women's and Gender Studies.
Many students choose to minor in Women's & Gender Studies because our program complements so many other majors.
We also offer a 9-hour Graduate Certificate -- and interdisciplinary, cross-cultural study of gender in social structure, history, culture, and technology.
Central to the mission of Women's & Gender Studies at Virginia Tech is the empowerment of women, in both the academy and our larger society