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
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

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

Curriculum

As a degree-seeking student in this program, you will study a diverse offering of subjects related to women, gender and sexuality. Oregon State's WGSS instructors will support you in your online courses and beyond the classroom by encouraging engagement in your community. The faculty in this pioneering online program draw from diverse areas and background in their online courses.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which are upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your women, gender and sexuality studies degree, including:

Sample course topics

  • Gender and science
  • Women of color feminisms
  • Gender and transnational activisms
  • Queer studies
  • Systems of oppression in women's lives
  • Feminist philosophies
  • Gender, sexuality and the photographic image
  • Ecofeminism
  • Transgender lives
  • Self-esteem and personal power
  • Global feminist theologies
  • Women in world cinema

Additional program features

Internship

To complete your degree requirements, you will be required to take part in an internship. The internship experience provides the opportunity to gain experience with a community agency or organization that has as one of its goals the improvement of the status of women in society. Learn more about the WGSS internship »

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program 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 to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. OSU offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine women, gender, and sexuality studies with a minor in business, or pair your WGSS program with a fisheries and wildlife minor to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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