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.
With its in-depth study of societal and historical structures and a focus on research and social justice, this degree positions you to be a vital asset in a broad range of government, private or nonprofit organizations.
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 cocurricular 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.
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
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:
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||13.2%||$41,570|
|Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs||6%||$44,400|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
|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).
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.