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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major (B.A.)

Major Code BA4412

College of Arts and Sciences
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
31 S. Court St.
Phone 740.593.4686
Fax 740.593.0482

Kim Little, contact person

Program Overview

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides an opportunity to explore the phenomenon of gender and sexuality and their intersection with race, ethnicity, class, and other elements of diversity. The program is interdisciplinary, which makes for a rich variety of course offerings across many fields. Students may choose from numerous courses throughout the University.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies prepares students in critical thinking and effective communication, essential skills that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. Graduates can pursue fulfilling careers in areas such as equity and diversity, management, law, public health, counseling, social work, research, creative writing, and community education. Potential employers for graduates with a degree in women's, gender, and sexuality studies include, but are not limited to, the following: non-profit organizations; government agencies; women's service organizations; medical centers; journalism entities; institutions of higher education; youth and family agencies; public relations agencies; etc. Additionally, a high percentage of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduates pursue graduate school opportunities.  

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