B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies

Woman working on plane during WW IIBachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Women’s and Gender Studies

4-Year Degree Plan (Sample)

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s to enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all CLAS students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see Onestart.

Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • The IU South Bend general-education curriculum (33-39 cr.)
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts additional requirements (14-23 cr.)
  • Major concentration and elective requirements
  • The Required Minor (15-18 cr.) taken in any campus school or interdisciplinary program
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level

In addition, major and minor requirements must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Major Requirements (30 cr.)

At least 15 credit hours must be taken at the 300-level or above

Core Courses for the Major (18 cr.)
  • WGS-W 100 Gender Studies
  • WGS-W 299 Research Methods in Women’s Studies
  • WGS-W 301 International Perspectives on Women
  • WGS-W 360 Feminist Theory
  • WGS-W 402 Seminar in Gender Studies (or an approved alternative)
  • WGS-W 480 Women’s Studies Practicum

Electives for the Major (12 cr.)
  • One WGS joint-listed course in the humanities or arts
  • One WGS joint-listed course in the social or biological sciences
  • One additional elective from WGS core or joint-listed courses
  • One additional elective from WGS cross-listed, core, or joint-listed courses

Academic Bulletins

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