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Women's and Gender Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Study the impact of women on the world.

Are you a deep thinker with effective writing skills and a passion for people? Are you interested in analyzing human behavior and cultural norms? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies.

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.

Program Snapshot

Course Format
On campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters 

Cost of Tuition
$37,830/year 

Sample Women's and Gender Studies Classes

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WGS 440: Gender, Sexuality and Communication

Explores connections between communication, gender and sexuality in close relationships, organizations and the media

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WGS 444: Economics of Poverty and Inequality

Examines poverty and discrimination in an economic context and explores the effectiveness of government policies designed to address inequality.

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WGS 460: Women and Religion

Explores the role of women in various religious traditions, feminine images of the divine, feminist approaches to spirituality and contemporary models of religious expression and worship.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Women's and Gender Studies program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Women's and Gender Studies Career Paths

Public Health Advocate

Identify public health issues and advocate for women and gender-nonconforming populations who have been historically marginalized by public health policies.


Social Worker

Protect vulnerable children and support families in need of assistance, and help people solve and cope with common problems faced in their everyday lives.


Journalist

Research, write and publish news stories and articles highlighting women's and gender issues for corporate, community and individual readers.


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How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Women's & Gender Studies program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT/SAT test scores 
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition: $37,830/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,261/credit hour

Tuition does not include fees, room and board or personal expenses. For full cost of attendance information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

Fall
| Incoming Freshmen: April 15
International Students: July 1
Transfer Students: August 1

Spring
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Incoming Freshmen: Dec 1
International Students: Nov 1
Transfer Students: Dec 1