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
$288 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
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

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

Curriculum

As degree-seeking student within this major, you will study a diverse offering of subjects related to women, gender and sexuality. The program at OSU is within the extensive College of Liberal Arts, offering students flexibility to explore various career paths and interests while pursuing a women, gender and sexuality studies (WGSS) degree.

This is a 180-credit undergraduate program at the end of which you will earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Oregon State University.

WGSS majors must complete five main areas in order to graduate:

  1. Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  2. College of Liberal Arts core: 15 credits
  3. B.A./B.S. requirements: 15 – 24 credits
  4. WGSS major: 51 credits
  5. Electives: as needed to meet the 180 credit minimum to graduate

Faculty in this pioneering online program draw from diverse areas and background to teach specialized courses, including: 

  • Gender and science
  • Women of color in the U.S.
  • International women
  • Global women in the movies
  • Women and sexuality
  • Violence against women
  • Personal and social change
  • Self and society
  • Weight and body image
  • Muslim women

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper division credits. To view the women, gender and sexuality studies major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official general catalog. And please check out the following pages if you need additional information about the baccalaureate core or the College of Liberal Arts core.

Transfer credits

Some of the degree requirements can be transferred from other colleges and universities. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement. Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance into OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through the single course search tool provided by OSU's Office of Admissions.

Add a minor

OSU Ecampus students have the ability to add a minor to their degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine women, gender and sexuality studies and a business minor or women, gender and sexuality studies plus a fisheries and wildlife minor to create an even more powerful resume fit for today's job market.

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Notice to all students: Due to Massachusetts Department of Higher Education guidelines, internships cannot be completed within the state of Massachusetts. Students intending to complete an internship in Massachusetts must work their academic advisors or department to make alternate arrangements.

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