Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is organized around the following areas of concentration: feminist activism, theory, and methods of inquiry; women and other minoritized groups as subjects of study within multicultural and global contexts; and multiple fields of difference, experience, and identity related to gender and sexuality.

For admission into the undergraduate program, students must have a 2.0 GPA with a letter grade of “C” in WGS 2000: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (Wright State Core Area 5). To graduate with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, students must complete, along with university and college requirements, a total of 120 credit hours, 40 hours of which must be at the 3000-level or above, and maintain a grade of "C" or higher in all required and elective WGS courses taken for the major.

Wright State Core Requirements:  38 credit hours

  • Required General Education Course: WGS 2000 (Area 5: Social Sciences)

Foreign Language and Research Methods Requirements: 18 credit hours

  • Foreign Language: 4 courses, 12 credits
  • Methods of Inquiry: 2 courses, 6 credits
    • PHL 3000 & WGS 3700

WGS Major Requirements:  36 credit hours

  • Core Requirements: 3 courses, 9 credits
    • WGS 3000, WGS 3500, WGS 3600
  • Major Requirements: 5 courses, 15 credits
    • WGS 3200, WGS 4000, WGS 4200, WGS 4500, and WGS 4700 or WGS 4900
  • Additional Requirements: 4 courses, 12 credits
    • Interdisciplinary Electives in Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Free Electives: 28 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 additional electives may be required; see program director for advising.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major Checksheet (PDF)