Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, BA

The exceptional interdisciplinary training you receive in this program is necessary preparation for applying a gender lens in divergent career paths.

Program Description

Grounded in intersectional feminism, students will gain valuable insight on how the systems of inequality intermingle with race, gender, sexuality, immigration, class, globalization, and other frameworks. Undergraduates gain necessary expertise in applying this knowledge to today's society.

Students develop critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills, and take part in internship opportunities, to better equip them to face today's challenges. They are offered the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom about gender and explore new ways of viewing the world through the study of:

  • culture
  • economics
  • film
  • history
  • literature
  • politics
  • science

In addition to the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit the college's website for more information and requirements.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Science and Technology Policy, MSTP

How can science and technology improve people's lives and reduce inequity and injustice? Advances in science and technology open up tremendous opportunities, but only if they are developed responsibly. This program draws on some of the world's foremost experts to prepare you for success in building a technologically complex future.

Website | Locations: TEMPE

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, MA

Gain a deeper understanding of gender issues and receive advanced training in gender-related research. This program offers you an intersectional, transdisciplinary approach to finding practical solutions for real problems and teaches skills that you can apply in a wide range of nonacademic careers.

Website | Locations: TEMPE,ONLNE

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.

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Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared for many different career opportunities and have obtained careers in a wide array of fields, including:

  • consulting
  • counseling
  • education
  • government
  • health care
  • law
  • nonprofits
  • women's advocacy

They are also well prepared for graduate and law school and have been admitted to prestigious programs.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


  • Growth: 8.6%
  • Median Salary*: $38,520
  Bright Outlook

Community Specialist

  • Growth: 6.5%
  • Median Salary*: $47,290
  Bright Outlook

Cultural Studies Professor

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: $80,910
  Bright Outlook

Human Resources Manager

  • Growth: 5.2%
  • Median Salary*: $130,000


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: $135,740
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 5.0%
  • Median Salary*: $64,030

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)

  • Growth: 5.9%
  • Median Salary*: $129,430
  Bright Outlook

Social Sciences Professor

  • Growth: 2.6%
  • Median Salary*: $75,390

Social Services Director

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: $74,240
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 4.5%
  • Median Salary*: $98,590

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Program Contact Information

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