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Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary major centered around study of women, gender, and sexuality, viewed in an historical and cross-cultural perspective. It is designed for students interested in developing an analytic framework from which to cultivate a broad understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality.

Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Women’s Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary major centered around study of women, gender, and sexuality, viewed in an historical and cross-cultural perspective. It is designed for students with strong interest in quantitative skills, women’s health and sexuality, and/or women and science, or who wish to pursue a multiple major program with other B.S. degree programs.

The Women’s Studies minor gives students the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of the study of women and women's perspectives in all areas of academic scholarship. It is designed for students interested in exploring how gender plays a role in culture, the arts, literature, health, politics, the sciences, law, and education.

The undergraduate minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies addresses human sexuality and gender as they have been conceptualized and investigated by diverse disciplines: humanities (including history and cultural studies), behavioral and social sciences, biological sciences, and visual and performance arts. It is designed for students who want to interrogate how gender identity and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, age, religion, and other identities to create structural, institutional, and ideological inequalities and oppression.

The Diversity Studies certificate is an interdisciplinary and online program of study that explores social difference and inequality related to gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, aging, religion, and disability. It is designed for students who want to complement their existing course portfolio by deepening their knowledge around issues of difference through a broad range of interdisciplinary coursework.