Our foundation was in Women’s Studies

As an emerging field, Gender Studies is best understood as an evolution from the Women's Studies programs that began to be founded in the late 1960s. Milestones at Indiana University include:

  1. 1973

    Our program was founded as Women’s Studies

  2. 1980

    Ph.D. minor in Women’s Studies

  3. 1986

    Undergraduate minor in Women’s Studies

  4. 1992

    First Women’s Studies faculty lines

  5. 1993

    First full-time director was hired

  6. 1997

    Our name was changed to Gender Studies

  7. 1997

    First B.A. in Gender Studies

  8. 2006

    First Ph.D. in the United States in Gender Studies