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42 Bachelor Programs in Gender Studies

Students interested in higher education may consider pursuing a bachelor’s degree. This degree can be earned in many fields of study in the sciences and arts and can help students launch into new and successful professions. What is a Bachelor in Gender Studies? This is a field that comprehensively explores human sexuality and gender. It may touch on concepts from various fields such as philo… Read more

Students interested in higher education may consider pursuing a bachelor’s degree. This degree can be earned in many fields of study in the sciences and arts and can help students launch into new and successful professions.

What is a Bachelor in Gender Studies? This is a field that comprehensively explores human sexuality and gender. It may touch on concepts from various fields such as philosophy, religious studies, economics, public health and communications. Students can expect to examine a number of different topics in depth, including history and formations of gender norms, cultural gender roles, gender theories, genetics and human reproduction.

Pursuing a degree in gender studies helps students in a number of ways. They can expect to be exposed to and become familiar with many investigative methods and other disciplines. Critical thinking and analytical skills will be also magnified, along with verbal and written communication skills.

Students interested in working toward a degree in gender studies may be curious about details such tuition cost and the time the program will take to complete. It is best to seek information about tuition and other costs directly from the schools themselves. Typically, a bachelor’s degree takes between three and seven years to complete.

The career outlook for those who have earned a Bachelor in Gender Studies can be extremely diverse. Opportunities to earn a decent salary are available in the corporate world, nonprofit organizations and governmental organizations. Professional job titles include human resources administrator, victim advocate, program director, social worker, teacher, public health educator, communications consultant, director of a human rights organization, business owner, social service agency director, program director and union organizer.

Courses are available locally and internationally. Many programs also offer online options to fit the needs of an ever-expanding student body. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Arden University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Social Science programme provides the tools to advance in your career. This bachelor's degree in social science provides a strong foundatio ... +

Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Social Science programme provides the tools to advance in your career. This bachelor's degree in social science provides a strong foundation in social sciences topics including law and psychology. From examining how our social lives are constructed to the factors that affect how we interact – for example, class, race, gender, religion, family, nationality and race – you will be immersed in making a science of the social world around you. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Online
 
University of Redlands
Redlands, USA

As understandings of gender roles, gender identity, and sexuality continue to change in our society, you will need to understand and reflect on issues related to gender and se ... +

As understandings of gender roles, gender identity, and sexuality continue to change in our society, you will need to understand and reflect on issues related to gender and sexuality in new ways. -
Bachelor
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Washington and Lee University The College
Lexington, USA

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Washington and Lee University offers students both the opportunity to complete a multi-disciplinary minor in femin ... +

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program at Washington and Lee University offers students both the opportunity to complete a multi-disciplinary minor in feminist and gender studies, and a stimulating co-curricular environment in which to develop as intellectual and community leaders. Founded in 2001, the WGSS is a vibrant academic program that links the classroom with the world and offers the theoretical basis for activism and social change. -
Bachelor
English
 

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Willamette University
Salem, USA

Women’s and Gender Studies is a place for intersectional feminist scholarship, education and activism. You’ll explore how conceptions of gender and sexuality have shaped cultu ... +

Women’s and Gender Studies is a place for intersectional feminist scholarship, education and activism. You’ll explore how conceptions of gender and sexuality have shaped culture, society, politics, history, media, science, religion and capitalism. Our program also allows students and faculty to connect gender and sexuality studies to their work, life and other fields of study. -
Bachelor
English
 
UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, USA

Are you interested in forging lasting working relationships with the larger San Antonio community, particularly on issues relating to the development of women’s leadership in ... +

Are you interested in forging lasting working relationships with the larger San Antonio community, particularly on issues relating to the development of women’s leadership in the 21st Century? If you’re looking to learn about feminist methodologies, foster dialogue on issues concerning working class women and nurture female leadership, then you may want to major in Women’s Studies. -
BA
English
 
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, USA

The Women’s Studies Program—open to all students—teaches students to think critically about the multiple systems of power through which sexual and gendered identities are cons ... +

The Women’s Studies Program—open to all students—teaches students to think critically about the multiple systems of power through which sexual and gendered identities are constructed and to engage with real-life political and ethical issues from diverse perspectives. The program offers courses that examine the lives and experiences of women in a variety of historical, cultural, and political contexts, as well as courses that explore the intersections of feminist theory, queer theory, and activism. -
Bachelor
English
 
University of Kentucky
Lexington, USA

Gender and Women’s Studies began as a field of study that honored women’s perspectives in a world that neglected them and has grown to analyze gender about race, class, sexual ... +

Gender and Women’s Studies began as a field of study that honored women’s perspectives in a world that neglected them and has grown to analyze gender about race, class, sexuality, citizenship, age, and physical ability. Students may gravitate to Gender and Women’s Studies when their own experiences demonstrate social inequalities. -
BA
English
Campus
 
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, USA

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines gender and its intersections with other categories of identity, including race and ethnicity, sexuality, cl ... +

Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that examines gender and its intersections with other categories of identity, including race and ethnicity, sexuality, class, nationality, and disability. As such, it provides students the opportunity to integrate knowledge across diverse academic disciplines, to understand gender within both historical and contemporary contexts, and to develop approaches to investigation, analysis, and research that reflect the complex nature of how gender operates in our lives, how systems of power and oppression function, and how individuals and organizations can bring about meaningful social change. -
BA
English
 
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, USA

From creative works in literature and the arts to discoveries in science and technology, women have shaped all aspects of society. Today, more women graduate from college than ... +

From creative works in literature and the arts to discoveries in science and technology, women have shaped all aspects of society. Today, more women graduate from college than men, yet only 14 percent of top executives in the nation are women. While we have made strides in diminishing disparities and inequities based on the perception of gender, it continues to shape and influence cultures here and abroad. -
Bachelor
English
 
Regis University
Denver, USA

Study the impact of gender and power to create a better tomorrow. Are you a deep thinker with effective writing skills and a passion for justice? Are you interested in analyzi ... +

Study the impact of gender and power to create a better tomorrow. Are you a deep thinker with effective writing skills and a passion for justice? Are you interested in analyzing cultural norms and social change? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies. -
BA
English
 
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, USA

The program in women’s and gender studies at The University of Tulsa considers how gender and other intersecting factors, such as race, class, culture, sexuality, and age, hav ... +

The program in women’s and gender studies at The University of Tulsa considers how gender and other intersecting factors, such as race, class, culture, sexuality, and age, have worked to shape people's life experiences from diverse backgrounds. The program analyzes the contemporary and historical factors that underlie diverse individuals' current statuses from all parts of the world and explores the various means by which people have sought to achieve equality. -
BA
English
Campus
 
Spelman College
Atlanta, USA

Comparative women's studies are an integral part of the Women's Research and Resource Center's groundbreaking programs. A first among historically Black colleges, this unique ... +

Comparative women's studies are an integral part of the Women's Research and Resource Center's groundbreaking programs. A first among historically Black colleges, this unique interdisciplinary program emphasizes Black feminist theory, women's health, digital media documentation stories of women's lives, and activism. -
Bachelor
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Pomona College
Claremont, USA

Examine the cultural and historical production of sexual difference, the impact of feminist research, and the intersection of gender with race, sexuality, class and colonialis ... +

Examine the cultural and historical production of sexual difference, the impact of feminist research, and the intersection of gender with race, sexuality, class and colonialism. The Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) major and minor are rigorous inquiries into multiple forms of sexual difference as constructed by culture and history, and the ways these forms intersect with social forces like race, sexuality, class and colonialism. -
Bachelor
English
 
Principia College
Elsah, USA

Study the way gender is defined and the evolution of these definitions over time. You'll also explore the roles women have played in the sciences, arts, politics, religion, an ... +

Study the way gender is defined and the evolution of these definitions over time. You'll also explore the roles women have played in the sciences, arts, politics, religion, and other fields. Gender is studied as a social construction that needs to be examined in conjunction with race and class. Culture and history also shape and inform gender roles and experiences, so our program is multidisciplinary in nature. You’ll study the obstacles affecting women’s lives and the impact of gender roles on men and women in the workplace and society at large. -
Bachelor
English
 
Oregon State University Ecampus | OSU Degrees Online
Corvallis, USA

Become a change-maker by earning a degree that follows your everyday passion and skills. Oregon State University's online bachelor's program in women, gender, and sexuality st ... +

Become a change-maker by earning a degree that follows your everyday passion and skills. Oregon State University's online bachelor's program in women, gender, and sexuality studies relies on multidisciplinary approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, particularly as they intersect with race, ethnicity, class, culture, religion, nation and ability. -
BA
English