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Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

College of Letters and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

Are you interested in issues related to women, gender, and sexuality — locally and globally? Critical gender studies majors develop an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing, understanding and implementing social changes to help people of all backgrounds, races, classes, abilities, ethnicities, sexualities, nations and cultures.

Major Requirements

As a gender, sexuality and women’s studies major, your studies will begin with foundational coursework in history, theory and culture. Following your foundational coursework, your upper division coursework will consist of five core courses designed to provide you with an interdisciplinary knowledge on theory, research and contemporary issues in gender studies. You will also have the opportunity to design your own specialization through six courses of your choice.

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Counselor
  • Policy Advocate
  • Teacher
  • Public Health Official
  • Higher Education Administrator

Graduate Study

  • Critical gender studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Ethnic studies
  • Law
  • Medicine

Alumni Employers

  • Tufts University
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California State University, Fresno
  • Alahambra Unified School District
  • Vernard, Balgley & Bonaccorsi, LLP
  • Latino Equality Alliance
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