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Women, gender, and sexuality studies offers an interdisciplinary, liberal arts education in which students critically engage with texts, media, and theories to recognize their own social and cultural environments and to challenge prevailing ideas about privilege and inequality. Studying how categories of women, gender, and sexuality affect and are affected by our everyday lives, historical currents, and social institutions provides students with skills that will prepare them for a wide range of careers.
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 gvsu.edu/wgs for more information.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Students take courses covering a variety of topics, including:
WGS students can apply their education to careers in:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.