Jul 14, 2024  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
    
General Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

Total Units: 120*


*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes


  1. The 18 units of electives must be selected from a list of approved courses available in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program. At least one course must be selected from each of the clusters listed under approved electives in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Major.
  2. No more than 3 units may be selected from the 1-unit Saturday courses: WGSS 108 , WGSS 109 , WGSS 112 , WGSS 116 .
  3. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies major, except for courses offered only under CR/NC grading.
  4. Students whose primary major is Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies should be aware that any WGSS courses that are General Education courses may fulfill major and minor elective and/or cluster requirements where appropriate.
  5. Majors are urged to fulfill the upper-division writing skills requirement during the first semester of their junior year. See Degree Requirements.
  6. Double Major in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Many students choose WGSS as a second major to complement their first, or primary, major. Double majors say their first major defines the field in which they work andWGSS gives them a special focus within that field. WGSS requirements are designed to make a dual major possible. Allmajors take the four core courses. Since in a dual major some courses may double count toward their degree, studentspursuing as WGSS as a double major should speak to an advisor in the WGSS program department as soon as possible.

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