BSc in Women's and Gender Studies

General

Program Description

The bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies offers students a course of study that examines gender diversity across race-ethnicity, sexuality, class, nation, and the world. Students may choose from diverse coursework where they may learn about women's contributions and current multicultural, ecological, and post-colonial feminism. Crucially, students become skilled at relating theory to practice in thematic specialties, such as Queer Studies and Transnational Feminism. This knowledge and practice prepare students to work with and for diverse peoples in the professions and as advocates for social justice.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Women's and Gender Studies?

If you're curious about the ways gender, race, class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and age shape the world, a degree in Women's and Gender Studies might be the right degree path to pursue. With this program, you'll graduate with the essential skills to work in public policy, justice studies, human rights, the media, or social services. Your coursework will also provide a strong foundation should you choose to continue on to graduate school.

Your coursework in the historical and contemporary perspectives on women's contributions to culture, society, politics, professions, social movements, and the arts will engage you while you learn essential skills in critical thinking, communication, and research. Your studies will foster the development of your ability to think critically, take action, and balance theory and activism. In classrooms and conferences, writings and discussion online and face-to-face you will rediscover women's histories and accomplishments; explore contemporary realities; and empower yourself to imagine and work toward the possibilities for greater justice worldwide.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Human resources specialist
  • Political lobbying
  • Political analyst
  • Social justice work
  • Women’s and LGBTQIA rights advocacy
  • Community organizer

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Attorney
  • Counselor
  • Researcher
  • University professor
  • Foundation management
  • Advocate

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experi ... Read More

Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence. Read less