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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, B.A., B.S.

The study of women, gender, and sexuality provides an interdisciplinary program grounded in the liberal arts, a culminating academic experience that links the insights of separate courses, and opportunities to apply theory to meaningful research or in internships, fieldwork, and service learning.

Careers in Leadership, Social Services, and Politics

The women, gender, and sexuality studies program prepares students for careers in leadership, social services, and politics

Experiential Learning Opportunities Available

WGS majors participate in internships, service learning, and volunteer opportunities.

Make an Immediate Community Impact

Women, gender, and sexuality studies students can make an immediate community impact while engaging with various on-campus social justice centers.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Students who major in women, gender, and sexuality studies may choose a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. A major requires completion of at least 30 credits.

A minor is also available. Students who minor in WGS complete 21 credits. Visit for more information.

Why Study Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Grand Valley?

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