B.A., Women's and Gender Studies

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Florida International University

Bachelor of Arts, Women’s and Gender Studies

This major provides an opportunity to study how women's lives have been shaped by historical, political, economic, literary, social, and cultural contexts, and the meaning of gender difference in diverse societies and cultures. The courses are coordinated by the Women’s Studies Center, and are open to women and men alike. This field of study explores sex-based bias throughout society- in the workplace, in school, and at home. Equal importance is given to the intersection of gender identities with nationality, race, ethnicity, class, age, and sexual orientation. You have the ability to formulate a program of study consonant with your interests and goals. The major is an excellent preparation for graduate study in most fields and for careers in both the public and private sectors. A background in women’s studies develops critical thinking skills and offers knowledge relevant to understanding the contemporary world.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Director of a Human Rights Organization
  • Administrator of a Human Services Department
  • Communications Consultant
  • Congressional Aide
  • Union Organizer
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Complete Florida application
  • $30 application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • If you have fewer than 60 transferable credits, you must also submit your high school transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores, in addition to any transcripts from post-secondary schools, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. CLEP, AP, and IB scores must be sent separately if AA degree has not been posted to transcripts.

*Missing residency information will prevent you from registering for classes if admitted. FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:

1) Electronic
  • Faster (All FL public institutions)
  • Naviance (Typically used by private HS schools)
  • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

2) Hardcopy

Transcript sent directly from your high school and/or college in a sealed envelope to:

Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003

NOTE: Transcripts received by FIU become the property of FIU and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any other institution. Please do not send us your original transcript/diploma if you have no other copies.

Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received. In order to be invited to apply for merit scholarships you must be admitted prior to November 1 and meet minimum scholarship criteria.

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