B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements 6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Language and Culture Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation3-12
Major Requirement
WOS 225Intro to Women's and Gender Studies3
WOS 305Intellectual Roots of Western Feminism (strongly recommended)3
WOS 405Feminist Theory3
Other Approved Courses
Select 18-24 semester hours18-24
Electives to complete 120 semester hours39-45
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Women’s and Gender Studies students, both majors and minors, take courses across disciplines. Several crosslisted courses are offered each semester, e.g., CLS 259, PSY 365, and SOC 346.

Other courses may be chosen from the list of Women’s and Gender Studies offerings. Additional courses may be applied to the major, under advisement. At least six major courses must be completed at the 300-400 level.

These courses are open to all students who have any required prerequisite as student electives under general requirements. With the permission of their departments, students also may take these courses as electives within their major or minor disciplines.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.