Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
100% online One internship course is required in your local area. You can complete all other courses 100% online.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies – Online

Careers

The women, gender, and sexuality studies (WGSS) program encourages creative, innovative and collaborative frameworks of study. We work to meet the wide-ranging needs of students like you, developing meaningful learning experiences for those who wish to pursue careers in academia or who may be interested in community organizing, feminist nonprofit work, and/or other professional areas.

An undergraduate degree in WGSS from Oregon State is a stepping stone toward careers in advocacy, criminal justice, education and social work. Many of our graduates also use their degree as a foundation for graduate school or law school.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

Here is a sample list of job titles for WGSS majors:

  • Domestic violence or homeless shelter director
  • Human rights advocate
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative aide
  • Labor union organizer
  • Professor
  • Rape crisis program director
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Victim’s advocate

For information about job prospects for these career fields, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook. OSU Ecampus Career Services is also a great resource for career information.

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