Pursuing Women’s & Gender Studies at Regis

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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.

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.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

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.

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 twenty-one semester hours 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.

How to Apply

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