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Bachelor's Degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Examine social justice issues and the intersecting perspectives of gender, ethnicity, race and class.

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Bachelor's Degree in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

B.A. or B.S. in gender, women, and sexuality studies; minor

The Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies program, or GWSS, seeks to better understand a wide variety of social justice issues. Students may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science through courses that examine the origins and dynamics of discriminations; legal and political efforts for social change; and the achievements and leadership of women, LGBT people and people of color.


The K-State difference

GWSS graduates are prepared for nonprofit and advocacy work, health and human services fields, medicine, education and more. Beyond being a solid foundation for various careers, students find invaluable experience in various departmental clubs, including GWSS Ambassadors, and FIRE, a feminist student organization.

The department welcomes many internationally acclaimed speakers, including environmental activists and popular culture scholars. Students also can earn academic credit for internships. Former students have interned at K-State's Center for Advocacy,Response and Education; Emily's List; Ms. Magazine; the Kansas Legislature; Planned Parenthood and more.

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GWSS faculty are actively engaged in community research, working alongside organizations promoting racial justice, food security and LGBTQ rights.


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