Dec 02, 2021  
University Catalog 2019-2020 
University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, B.A.

The B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that emphasizes writing, critical thinking, and presentation of research as core competencies. The B.A. degree also offers opportunities for community engagement and internships.

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Degree Requirements

The total number of units required for the degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is 120 units: 45 units of General Education Requirements, 24 units of WGSS core requirements, 12 units in an Area of Emphasis, 9 units of WGSS Electives, and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (45 units)

Students must complete 24 units of WGSS core requirements, 12 units in an area of emphasis (Feminist Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or Gender Studies), and 9 units of electives approved for the Major.

Area of Emphasis (12 units)

Students are required to complete 12 units of coursework in one of the following Areas of Emphasis.

Major Electives (9 units)

Students take nine three additional courses from among these courses approved as electives for the Major. These may be additional courses in WGSS or approved courses in Communication, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Admission Requirements/Criteria

Students who are admitted to the university in good standing and who remain in good standing are eligible for the B.A. degree with a Major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.