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Women's and Gender Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
At Stony Brook University, the Women's and Gender Studies program introduces students to the history of feminism, as well as its contemporary theories and methods. Feminist theory in a global context provides the background for a critique of the social construction of gender and its relation to other systems of privilege.
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Overview

Key Features

Women's and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University is an interdisciplinary area of scholarship and research that focuses on the significance of gender as a variable in experience, history, and culture. Women's and Gender Studies raises questions that often have been ignored or marginalized, and it makes the experience and history of women central to the study of any human concern. 

Scholarship in Women's and Gender Studies demonstrates the need to recognize new models of knowledge, as well as the need to be critical of theories and approaches that do not take into account the difference of gender as it intersects with race, class, sexuality, and other variables of social experience. In so doing, Women's and Gender Studies has long served as a site for "reflective critique," and it has often challenged the traditional disciplines to reflect on their concepts and methods in ways that have enriched those disciplines.

Because it emphasizes transposable skills of reading, writing, analysis, and expression, Women's and Gender Studies provides an excellent preparation for graduate or professional school or employment. Graduates have gone on to law, medicine, social work, psychology, teaching, and business, among other fields. Double majors, combining women's studies with another field, are not uncommon.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Women's and Gender Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Histories of Feminism
  • Feminist Theories in Context
  • Topics in Global Feminism
  • Gender, Race, and Ethnicity
  • Topics in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • If you are a freshman applicant, you must have completed the highest level of secondary education in your country of residence. We look for a strong secondary academic program with courses in math, natural sciences, and English (or, if English is the language of instruction, another language).
  • If you have attended any college or university after graduating from secondary school you must apply as a transfer student. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program, having completed at least 24 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher by the time they submit their application. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24940 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7270 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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