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Women's and Gender Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Women's and Gender Studies program of Loyola Marymount University offers the opportunity to engage in a critical review of society, deriving a vision of social justice that is basic to feminist thought. Students participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary program that looks at the intersections of gender, power, and knowledge production.
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What Is Women's and Gender Studies?

The mission of the Women's and Gender Studies program of Loyola Marymount University is to foster a vigorous intellectual environment where students can develop their analytical thinking skills and conceptual tools for social change.

What Do Women's and Gender Studies Majors Do?

Women's and Gender Studies students acquire a critical understanding of the complex ways gender shapes the world, particularly in relation to race, sexuality, class, and other social factors. They gain a strong commitment to social justice, learn new methodologies and theoretical tools, and learn to express themselves well both orally and in writing. Program graduates go into law, medicine, social work, government service, community organizations as well as many other fields.

Is This Major Right for You?

The Women's and Gender Studies major may be right for you if you:

  • Want to serve your community as a leader for gender justice and social justice
  • Value diversity in a complex world
  • Have a range of academic interests
  • Appreciate the contributions of women

About Our Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in topics such as feminist theories, gender and communication, women and environmental justice, gender and media, and the intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality. Our faculty are award winning teachers, active researchers and published scholars. Our affiliated faculty come from departments such as African American Studies, Biology, Chicano/a Studies, Communication Studies, English, Film, History, Political Science, and Sociology.

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:

  • Gender and Social Movements
  • Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Contemporary Society
  • Women in Global Communities
  • Women's Bodies, Health, and Sexuality
  • Feminist Theories
  • Queer Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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