The Women's and Gender Studies major provides students with the opportunity to explore a variety of topics with an interdisciplinary approach. Students are required to take core courses in the field, in order to establish a shared language and understanding of the world. This also equips students with new tools to see the world differently. Students are encouraged to claim their education and activate their knowledge during their academic careers at Castleton.
The Women's and Gender Studies major prepares students to engage in important and relevant issues; the courses encourage students to think across the curriculum. Students learn critical thinking skills, and other skills that cultivate their global citizenship. Faculty support student-initiated projects that reflect traditional research, as well as projects focused on activism and advocacy.