Gender and Women's Studies

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GWS Major and Minor

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies offers both a major and a minor in the field.

Gender and Women's Studies Major

The major in GWS is a 45 unit major. It consists of required lower division and upper division courses, plus upper division electives and a concentration.

The major is flexible and works very well with minors in various fields such as Queer Studies, English, Psychology, Communication, Business, etc.

Gender and Women's Studies Minor

The minor in GWS is an 18 unit minor. Students who declare themselves Gender & Women's Studies minors must take 3 core courses (9 units), plus 3 courses (9 units) of Gender and Women's Studies electives.

Students who have already taken some Gender and Women's Studies electives may apply them retroactively to the minor.

The Gender and Women's Studies minor complements many majors such as Psychology, Sociology, English, Communication, Business, Law, etc. It provides a background for various careers such as law, counseling and healthcare or advanced graduate degrees in fields such as Women's Studies, education, communication, politic, cultural and media studies.

2-Year and 4-Year Graduation Plans

Please click on the links below (or on the left) to access graduation plans for GWS majors who plan to graduate in two years (transfer students, or students declaring the major in the 3rd year) or 4 years (students declaring the major in their first year).

2 Year Graduation Plan (for transfer students, or students declaring the major in their 3rd year)

4 Year Graduation Plan (for students declaring the major in their first year)