Pursuing Women’s & Gender Studies at Regis

A Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies explores how gender and other categories of identity (e.g., sexuality, race, social class) interact with structures of inequality to shape human experience. Particular attention is given to changing social practices to promote greater equality, mutual understanding, and human flourishing.
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Women’s & Gender Studies

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By using gender as a category of analysis, Women’s and Gender Studies asks new questions and pioneers new research and curricula in a wide variety of disciplines; encourages students to reconsider traditional interpretations of female and male experiences across cultures and throughout time; examines gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and race as interlocking categories of experience; places women at the center of inquiry, and makes central the experiences, culture, and achievements of those whose history and perspectives have been most marginalized. Courses encourage critical thinking, empower students as both learners and teachers, enrich students’ sense of the planet’s diverse heritage, connect knowledge from other college courses, transform students’ personal sense of self in society, and show ways to integrate classroom learning into choices of daily life. We seek to foster in students the knowledge, imagination, personal voice, and courage to thoughtfully question and evaluate the underlying assumptions behind traditional and contemporary theories, methods, and norms— to ask if the assumptions accurately describe the world, and if humanity is served well. We prepare students to be active citizens who are alive with a sense of social justice, aware of career options, with the skills and appreciation to live and work passionately in a deeply interconnected, diverse, and global society.

Career Opportunities

Students majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies pursue a variety of careers including medicine, human resources, counseling, teaching, research and politics. Alumni work in non-profits and NGOs, for-profit business and industry, health care and vocational settings, newsrooms, courthouses and classrooms. 

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

MINOR
WGS 400 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (3 SH)
Plus 12 semester hours (SH) of 400 level WGS electives
MAJOR
WGS 400 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
WGS 498E-W Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies
WGS 499 Women’s and Gender Studies Senior Thesis
Plus 21 SH of Women’s and Gender Studies courses which must include a minimum of one course (3 SH) selected from the humanities and at least one course (3 SH) from the social sciences.
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours

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