College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Degrees & Certificate

Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines gender and its intersections with other categories of identity, including race and ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, and disability. As such, it provides students the opportunity to integrate knowledge across diverse academic disciplines, to understand gender within both historical and contemporary contexts, and to develop approaches to investigation, analysis, and research that reflect the complex nature of how gender operates in our lives, how systems of power and oppression function, and how individuals and organizations can bring about meaningful social change.

To earn the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Women’s Studies, you must satisfy the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences in addition to General Education requirements. Please refer to the Bulletin for full explanation of the courses required to graduate. The curriculum for the Women's Studies major includes at minimum completion of 33 credit hours:

3 credit hours - WOST 21000: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
3 credit hours - WOST 30100: International Perspectives on Women
3 credit hours - WOST 30400: Feminist Theories
3 credit hours - WOST 40000: Topics in Women's Studies (capstone)
6 credit hours - WOST prefixed or cross referenced humanities / fine arts
6 credit hours - WOST prefixed or cross referenced social sciences/ science
9 credit hours - WOST prefixed or cross referenced courses

Please contact Dr. Janet Badia, Professor and Director of Women's Studies, for advising assistance.