Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, BA
At a Glance: program details
Required Courses (Major Map)
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:
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.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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 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:
Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
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Science and Technology Policy
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
Graduates are prepared for many different career opportunities and have obtained careers in a wide array of fields, including:
- health care
- women's advocacy
They are also well prepared for graduate and law school and have been admitted to prestigious programs.
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:
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
- Growth: 2.6%
- Median Salary*: 75390
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Through study abroad, students can immerse in a different culture and intern and study to learn how other cultures view women and gender and analyze issues related to gender.
The Global Education office offers programs in more than 65 countries across the globe. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends specific study abroad programs for students majoring in women and gender studies.
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.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.