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

Curriculum

As a degree-seeking student within this major, you will study a diverse offering of subjects related to women, gender, and sexuality. The program at OSU offers you the flexibility to explore various career paths and interests while pursuing a degree online.

This is a 180-credit undergraduate program, including 60 upper-division credits, 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

Oregon State's WGSS instructors nurture students in courses and beyond the classroom by encouraging engagement in their communities. Faculty in this pioneering online program draw from diverse areas and background to teach specialized courses, including: 

  • Gender and science
  • Women-of-color feminisms
  • Gender and transnational activisms
  • Women in world cinema

To view the women, gender, and sexuality studies major requirements, please visit Oregon State’s official academic 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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