BA Women and Gender Studies


Explore social structures and refine your skills as a citizen of the future. Learn critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills, with internship opportunities within various fields, to prepare you for a 21st century career.

Program Description

Through coursework and scholarly research, students in the BA program in women and gender studies gain critical knowledge and a deeper understanding of feminist theory and practice. Students 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

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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: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

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

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu/request 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:


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

The women and gender studies degree program prepares students for many different career opportunities upon graduation. Graduates of the program are also well prepared for graduate and law school and have been admitted to prestigious programs.

Graduates have obtained careers in a wide array of fields, including:

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

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:

Advocate


  • Growth: 16.8%
  • Median Salary*: $35,960
  Bright Outlook

Community Specialist


  • Growth: 11.7%
  • Median Salary*: $46,770
  Bright Outlook

Cultural Studies Professor


  • Growth: 4.9%
  • Median Salary*: $78,840
  Bright Outlook

Human Resources Manager


  • Growth: 6.3%
  • Median Salary*: $121,220
  Bright Outlook

Lawyer


  • Growth: 4.0%
  • Median Salary*: $126,930

Mediator


  • Growth: 7.7%
  • Median Salary*: $66,130
Green Occupation   Bright Outlook

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


  • Growth: %
  • Median Salary*:
  Bright Outlook

Social Sciences Professor


  • Growth: -0.3%
  • Median Salary*: $69,340

Social Services Director


  • Growth: 17.0%
  • Median Salary*: $69,600
  Bright Outlook

Sociologist


  • Growth: 3.6%
  • Median Salary*: $86,110

* 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. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu



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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