Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major


A major in WGSS leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and requires the completion of a minimum of 40 semester credit hours, of which at least 12 must be at the 300- or 400-level. At graduation, WGSS majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in fulfillment of major requirements. All Allegheny courses required for a WGSS major must be taken on a letter-grade basis are included in the GPA calculation with the exception of repeated courses, for which only the most recent grade counts.

Because this major is interdivisional, students may complete any minor to satisfy the college requirement that the major and minor be in different divisions.

All courses marked with an asterisk (*) below have prerequisites.

Requirements:

Electives:

In addition to the Core Requirements listed above, WGSS majors must take 16 credits of electives selected from the lists below. At least eight out of the 16 elective credits must come from program based and/or discipline-focused courses, and at least four of the elective credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. At most four credits from the internship courses WGSS 501, WGSS 502, WGSS 503, and PSYCH 540 may count toward the elective requirement.

Program Courses:


WGSS 207 - Human Sexual Identities
WGSS 255 - Women and Migration
WGSS 275 - Bodies in American Culture
WGSS 306 - Cultural and Evolutionary History of Sexuality
WGSS 310 - Gendered Violence *
WGSS 410 - Critical Perspectives in Global Women's Health *
WGSS 501 - Internship: Women's Services I * (Note: PSYCH 540 is a co-requisite for this course and may be counted as elective credit towards the WGSS major.)
WGSS 502 - Internship: Women's Services II * (Note: PSYCH 540 is a co-requisite for this course and may be counted as elective credit towards the WGSS major.)
WGSS 503 - Internship: Women's Prison * (Note: PSYCH 540 is a co-requisite for this course and may be counted as elective credit towards the WGSS major.)


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