Gender and Women's Studies

  • Gender & Women's Studies
  • GWS 100 Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies
  • Double Major with Gender and Women's Studies
  • Phenomenal Woman Awards

GWS Double Major

Double Major with Gender & Women's Studies

The double major is designed for students who choose Gender and Women’s Studies as their second field of study. The 30-unit program equips students with the competencies of the field and provides an excellent special focus for any field in the Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and beyond. Courses taken towards fulfilling one major may also count towards fulfilling parallel requirements in the second major

Double majoring in Gender & Women’s Studies is one of the best career choices you have today at CSUN. Make yourself distinct from others in your primary major by adding GWS as a double major. It is easy to do. Select out of a variety of combinations of majors that pique your interests and become an expert in gender and another area of study. Talk to our academic advisors about designing a plan that fits your needs.

Double major options:

  • GWS and Anthropology
  • GWS and Biology
  • GWS and Communication Studies
  • GWS and Child and Adolescent Development
  • GWS and English
  • GWS and Engineering (computer, electrical, mechanical, etc.)
  • GWS and Family and Consumer Sciences
  • GWS and Film and Media Studies
  • GWS and Fine Arts
  • GWS and Geography and Environmental Studies
  • GWS and Health Sciences
  • GWS and History
  • GWS and Journalism
  • GWS and Kinesiology
  • GWS and Liberal Studies
  • GWS and Literature (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, etc.)
  • GWS and Philosophy
  • GWS and Political Science
  • GWS and Psychology
  • GWS and Religious Studies
  • GWS and Sociology
  • GWS and Social Work

Combine GWS with Ethnic Studies:

  • GWS and Asian American Studies
  • GWS and Central American Studies
  • GWS and Chicanx Studies
  • GWS and Africana Studies
  • GWS and Jewish Studies

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Required Courses (3 units)

GWS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies (3)
or GWS 110 Women, Work and Family (3)

(Either course serves as a preparatory course for all other GWS courses.)

2. Upper Division Required Courses (15 units)

3. Electives (12 units)

Choose four courses, subject to the following conditions:

  1. At least 1 course (3 units) must be at the 400-level other than GWS 400).
  2. b.  At least 1 course (3 units) must be at the 300-level or higher (excluding courses otherwise counted toward the major requirements.)

5. General Education (48 units)

Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.

Total Units: 30

General Education Units: 42

Additional Units: 48

Total Units for the B.A. Degree: 120