Women and International Development Major



Women and International Development Major

This St. Kate's major prepares you for careers in non-governmental organizations, government agencies, foundations and private development initiatives.

The curriculum emphasizes women's roles in communities and organizations, and women's leadership.

You can earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with this major.

Required courses

The following women's studies courses are required:

  • ECON 1120: Economics of Social Issues
  • ECON 2620: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3450: Economics of Development and Growth
  • ECON/WOST (4000-level): Women and International Development: Analysis to Practice
  • MATH 1080: Statistical Analysis (or ECON 2250 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making or PSYC 2050 Statistical Methods in Psychology)
  • SOCI (3000-level): Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • WOST 2050: Foundations in Women's Studies


One course from:

  • BIOL 1110: Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 1140: Race, Class, Gender and the Environment
  • BIOL 3050: Ecology

One course from:

  • POSC 3300: Haves and Have-Nots
  • POSC 3400: International Political Economy

Two courses from:

  • COMM 3100: Communicating Across Cultures, Identities and Differences
  • ECON 3480: International Trade
  • HLTH 3250: Global Health
  • POSC 2994 Topics: Women and Globalization
  • SOCI 3250: Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI 3450 Women in a Transnational World

Non-credit seminar:
Students must participate in non-credit seminars related to Women and International Development, and submit reflections on eight seminars.

Writing requirements​

Women and international development majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing the WOST 2050. You complete the Liberal Arts Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990 and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).