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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, BA or BS

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Requirements for the GSWS Major

1. Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.

2. A minimum of 55-56 credits in the major, 41-42 of which must be upper division. All credits earned toward the major must be taken for a letter grade, except GSWS 202.

3. Maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA in courses required for the major.  Students must earn a C- or better in all courses required for the major.

4. Complete core requirements outlined below:

Core Requirements

V. Core Theme 3: TRANSGENDER and MASCULINITIES (select one course from the list below, 4 credits)

VI. Theory in Action (4 credits)

VIII. Electives - Choose five courses (20 credits, up to 8 of which may be lower-division)


  • Courses taken to meet requirements I - VI above will not also count toward the elective requirement.
  • Other courses may be approved to count toward the elective requirement upon petition to the program chair.

Combining Majors, Certificates, and Minors:

  • GSWS majors are ineligible for a GSWS minor.
  • Adding majors, minors, and certificates offered by any other program on campus to a GSWS major is also allowed.

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