Jul 22, 2024  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [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.

Degree Requirements

  • The program requirements provide the foundation for student success and preparation in interdisciplinary studies, critical thinking, and research approaches.
  • 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 36 units of free electives.
  • 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.
  • 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.



Requirements for the Major (45 units)

Area of Emphasis (12 units)

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

Directed Electives (9 units)

Select three courses from these courses or approved courses in Communication, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.