Major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Major Details

The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) in the UC College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is the academic home for the study of women, gender, and sexuality at UC. Through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community outreach. WGSS seeks to create a more inclusive and transformative understanding of the world in which we live. In addition to the undergraduate major and minor, the department coordinates a graduate certificate of concentration, a master of arts degree, a 4+1 MA degree option, and a MA/JD joint degree with the UC College of Law.

A&S's flexible degree requirements allow for and highly encourage students to pursue multiple areas of study. Free electives allow for enough credits for students to pursue a minor, certificate program or even complete a second major. Some of the most common pairings are listed below:

  • African American studies
  • Anthropology
  • Area studies
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental studies
  • Geography
  • International affairs
  • Journalism
  • Judaic studies
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urban studies
  • Social work


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