Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies is organized around three areas of inquiry: 1) feminist thought; 2) women in multicultural perspective; and 3) women in international perspective.

For admission into the undergraduate program, students must have a 2.0 GPA with a letter grade of “C” for each course counted toward the undergraduate degree. To graduate with a degree in Women's Studies, students must complete, along with university and college requirements, a total of 124 credit hours, and maintain a grade of "C" or higher in all approved WMS courses taken for the major, 40 hours of which must be at the 3000-level or above.

Wright State Core Requirements:  38 credit hours

  • Required General Education Course: WMS 2000

Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirements: 18 credit hours

  • Foreign Language: 4 courses, 12 credits
  • Methods of Inquiry: 2 courses, 6 credits

WMS Major Requirements:  33 credit hours

  • Core Requirements: 4 courses, 12 credits
  • Additional Requirements: 7 courses, 21 credits

Free Electives: 35 credit hours
Dual degree students may use free electives to complete core requirements for their second major in College of Liberal Arts; if pursuing a second major outside COLA additional electives may be required; see program director for advising.

Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies Check Sheet (PDF)