Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies

Education. Transformation. Liberation.

Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies online degree at the University of Louisville Online

Online Program Overview

You can make a positive difference in your workplace, your community, and the world. The Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies delivers an interdisciplinary curriculum committed to diversity and social justice where you can hone your written communication, critical thinking, and research skills. Anchored in the liberal arts philosophy of the College of Arts and Sciences, the program is offered 100% online to help students become well-rounded professionals and develop viable responses to pressing social issues.

In this program, students learn to gather and interpret information, analyze where ideas and schools of thought differ and intersect, and use language to communicate persuasively and effectively. The program emphasizes how gender disparities connect with poverty, racism, heterosexism and other forms of inequality, and equips graduates to find solutions to those problems in their own communities.


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The Facts

  • 100% online (on campus options available)
  • 60-61 upper-level credit hours (121 total)
  • $497 per credit hour
  • Research-based degree focused on understanding the social issues of diversity and inequality
  • A liberal arts foundation builds versatile skills for which employers around the country recruit
  • Credit may be transferred from other regionally-accredited institutions
  • Financial aid is available for online students who qualify

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies combines robust critical thinking and diversity education to equip graduates with a marketable combination of skills that are well at home in a wide range of industries such as:

  • Human resources
  • Workplace leadership
  • Public relations
  • Marketing and communications
  • Health care management
  • Public policy advocacy
  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-profit entities

According to a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring managers look for leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills above all others. Women’s and Gender Studies graduates are well-prepared to meet those demands.


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