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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, you will select from three areas of specialization or develop a self-designed study track:

  1. Social justice, gender politics and activism
  2. Culture, power and resources
  3. Sexualities, subjectivities and body politics

Your studies will begin with foundational coursework in history, theory and culture followed by upper division coursework shaped by your chosen study track. You can also elect a concentration in transnational production and consumption, or opt to pursue any of the following minors:

  • Gender
  • Sexuality and women’s studies
  • Sexuality studies
  • Social and ethnic relations

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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