Online Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Are you passionate about creating social change? Discover how gender informs culture, history, people, and communities through Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in gender, women and sexuality studies. No matter the job field you choose, you’ll be empowered to make a difference through research skills and knowledge of feminist theory.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 03/11/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 39

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is gender, women and sexuality studies?

Gender, women and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary field that involves analyzing societal issues through the lens of feminist theory. Through coursework and scholarly research, you’ll gain critical knowledge and a deep understanding of feminist theory and practice. You’ll also have the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom about gender and explore many new perspectives.

Factors such as gender, race, disability and sexuality, impact how people experience the world. Mastering intersectionality can prepare you to contribute inclusive solutions to contemporary social problems.

Why is gender, women and sexuality studies important?

 

Issues that disproportionately affect women and other marginalized groups appear in many facets of society, including the workplace, media and social spaces. Gaining knowledge about feminist theory will allow you to recognize and challenge instances of inequity.

In this gender, women and sexuality studies program, you’ll also gain transferable skills, such as researching and writing, that you can apply to your areas of interest. You’ll graduate with greater awareness of how to interact in the world and be prepared to communicate ideas for change.

What can you do with a gender, women and sexuality studies degree?

 

Graduates of this program can pursue roles in fields across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. You can pursue career opportunities as a public health educator, journalist, grant writer and human rights advocate. The knowledge you’ll gain can complement your future training for a professional career. You’ll be prepared for advanced studies in areas including law, education, health, social work and more. As you take steps toward your career goals in any field, you can use your comprehension of feminist theory and intersectionality to inform your work.

Additionally, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Gender, women and sexuality studies courses

You’ll take core courses that deepen your knowledge of feminist theory and the intersectionality framework. You’ll also choose a variety of electives that cover your areas of interest, such as women’s movements in the U.S., women in film and critical theories of sexuality.


WST 100: Women, Gender, and Society (SOBE OR SB & C)


WST 380: Race, Gender, and Class (SOBE OR SB & C)


WST 498: Pro-Seminar (L)


WST 377: History of American Feminist Thought (HUAD OR H & C)


WST 378: Global Feminist Theory (GCSI OR L & G)


Prepare for jobs in gender studies and more

After earning this women and gender studies degree, you can apply your knowledge and skills to careers across many industries ranging from public service and education to public relations and the arts. Careers include, but aren’t limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $38,520

Community Specialist


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $47,290

Cultural Studies Professor


Growth: 3.9 %
Salary: $80,910

Human Resources Manager


Growth: 5.2 %
Salary: $130,000

Lawyer


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $135,740

Mediator


Growth: 5.0 %
Salary: $64,030

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


Growth: 5.9 %
Salary: $129,430

Social Sciences Professor


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $75,390

Social Services Director


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $74,240

Learn from leaders at the forefront of women and gender studies

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Learn from leaders at the forefront of women and gender studies

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$170 million


in research expenditures in 2022.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

100+


undergraduate degrees.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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