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Women's and Gender Studies (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Women’s and Gender Studies

Major: WGST

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Department: Women's and Gender Studies

Note: Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Type Hours
General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 6-8
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken)  
9 hours of electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at the 300 level or above incorporated into supporting courses requirement)  
WR (incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Total  7-9 

Women’s and Gender Studies core courses

Type Hours
Women's and Gender Studies 2012 3
Women's and Gender Studies 401 3
Women's and Gender Studies 5003 or 5013 3
Women's and Gender Studies Humanities electives  
Choose 3, of which one must be at the 400+ level: Women's and Gender Studies 2032, 2072, 3032, 3202, 325, 326, 340, 3422,3, 3452, 346, 3602, 3733, 38032, 381, 3952, 520, 5223, 560, 5713, 582 9
Women's and Gender Studies Social Science electives  
Choose 3, of which one must be at the 400+ level: Women's and Gender Studies 300, 312, 313, 324, 3312, 3323, 3332, 343, 3472, 3483, 349, 355, 364, 394, 411, 414, 415, 512, 513, 530, 5313, 5323, 5333, 538, 5403, 5433, 5563, 558 9
 Elective to Women/Gender and Race  
      Women's and Gender Studies 342, 343, 346, 347, 348, 349, 380, 513, 540, 543, 545, 582 (select one)
 Elective in Women/Gender and History  
      Women's and Gender Studies 331, 332, 333, 513, 530, 531, 532, 533, 545, 584 (select one)
 Electives in Women's and Gender Studies at the 300-level or above
Total  39 
Supporting courses (choose one set)  
  1. Minor in SSC discipline (18-21 hours) with electives at 300+in HUM or NS (9 hours)
  2. Minor in NS discipline (18-22 hours) with electives at 300+in SSC or HUM (9 hours)
  3. Minor in HUM discipline (18-24 hours) with electives at 300+ in SSC or NS (9 hours)
27-33
Statistics, Research Methods, or Logic (choose one)  
MATH 109, JA 326, MGMT 201, PAS 408, POLS 390, PSYC 301 or 302, SOC 301, ANTH 371, PHIL 311 3
 
12
Minimum electives 0-6
Minimum Total 121

1 Consult your WGS advisor about how topics and independent study courses count in your major (WGST 390, 391, 3923, 3933, 396, 3973, 398, 3993, 4983, 4993, 589, 590, 591, 5923, 593, 5943).

2 Fulfills general education requirement.

3 Fulfills WR requirement.

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