Women's Studies major established

Montclair State University's Board of Trustees has approved the establishment of a women's studies major, starting in the fall of 2000. The program is currently a minor at MSU.

The proposal must be approved by the New Program Review Committee and the President's Council before going into effect. Linda Gould Levine, director of Women's Studies, said she expects that there will be no problem with the process.

Levine said that student interest and demand were two of the most compelling reasons for a bachelor of arts in women's studies. The results of two extensive surveys in 1997 and 1998 were "very, very favorable and positive," she said. "We wanted to make sure that we were being sensitive to our constituency."

She said that three years after the major is implemented she expects there will be 30 to 40 students, most of whom will be majoring in women's studies and another field.

For additional information, contact Levine at (973) 655-7911.