The Women and Gender Studies program provides in-depth study of societal and historical structures that shape gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality. With a focus on research, social justice, graduates become vital assets in civil rights organizations, NGOs, political and corporate sectors.
This interdisciplinary BS program in women and gender studies has a qualitative emphasis, and explores intersectional approaches to the study of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality in national and transnational contexts.
Consistent with the university's design imperatives of social embeddedness and use-inspired research, the program's course offerings, research initiatives and co-curricular programs further the understanding of women and gender, and promote social justice. Students gain a solid knowledge base and educational foundation as well as the critical-thinking skills necessary for dealing with changing gender roles in society.
Women and Gender Studies,
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Postsecondary Teachers, All Other||9.4%||$64,480|
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||13.2%||$41,570|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||10.5%||$72,230|
|English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||9.8%||$64,910|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||7.6%||$61,820|
|Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs||6%||$44,400|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||25.9%||$97,870|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education||7.1%||$38,980|
|Religious Workers, All Other||7.7%||$29,310|
|Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||10%||$64,480|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
|Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary||9.9%||$64,370|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||14.2%||$44,380|
|Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers||19.3%||$43,250|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).