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Women and Gender Studies ,BA

Women and Gender Studies, BA

Academic Programs / Undergraduate Degrees / Women and Gender Studies

Activism, Advocate, Affirmative Action, Culture, Economic Rights, Ethnology, Feminism, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Identity, Race, Sex, Sexuality, Violence, politics

Explore social structures and refine your skills as a citizen of the future. Learn critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills, with internship opportunities within various fields, to prepare you for a 21st century career.

Program Description

Through coursework and scholarly research, students in the BA program in women and gender studies gain critical knowledge and a deeper understanding of feminist theory and practice. Students are offered the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom about gender and explore new ways of viewing the world through the study of:

  • culture
  • economics
  • film
  • history
  • literature
  • politics
  • science

At a Glance
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: Generalprogram math intensity general

Required Courses (Major Map)
Accelerated Program Options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply. Accelerated options may not be available to ASU Online students.

Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changemajor.apps.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.

Attend Online
ASU Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

ASU Local

Earn an ASU degree with ASU Local, an integrated college experience where students take advantage of in-person success coaching and programming experiences on site while completing one of 130+ undergraduate online degrees that come with online faculty interaction and tutoring support. Learn more about ASU Local.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/MyPath2ASU.

Global Opportunities
Global Experience

Through study abroad, students can learn how other cultures view women and gender and analyze issues related to gender around the world. The ASU Study Abroad office offers programs that give students the opportunity to immerse in a different culture, intern and study in more than 65 countries across the globe. https://goglobal.asu.edu/

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends the following study abroad programs for students majoring in women and gender studies: https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu/students/major/sst/women-gender-studies.

Career Opportunities

The women and gender studies degree program prepares students for many different career opportunities upon graduation. Graduates of the program are also well prepared for graduate and law school and have been admitted to prestigious programs.

Graduates have obtained careers in a wide array of fields, including:

  • consulting
  • counseling
  • education
  • government
  • health care
  • law
  • nonprofits
  • women's advocacy

Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.


Career *Growth *Median Salary
16.8%
$35,960
11.7%
$46,770
4.9%
$78,840
6.3%
$121,220
4.0%
$126,930
7.7%
$66,130
  
not available
  
$69,340
17.0%
$69,600
3.6%
$86,110
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Contact Information

What are Accelerated Programs?
Accelerated Programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
What are Concurrent Programs?
Students pursuing concurrent degrees earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. ASU offers students two ways to earn concurrent degrees: by choosing a predetermined combination or creating their own combination. Predetermined combinations have a single admissions application and one easy to follow major map. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor. Either way, concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests.
What are Joint Programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a New Program?
ASU adds new programs to Degree Search frequently. Come back often and look for the “New Programs” option.
What are Online Programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See https://asuonline.asu.edu/ for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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