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Women's and Gender Studies

College of Charleston

48 months
32848 USD/year
32848 USD/year
12518 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Why should we study motherhood? What about sexuality, or masculinity?  Check out the Women's and Gender Studies Program at the College of Charleston.  If you want to examine society and history through a nontraditional lens, this discipline is for you.


Our Women's and Gender Studies program at College of Charleston explores the intersections of gender, class, race, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, and sexuality. Through the College of Charleston's Women's and Gender Studies minor or major, you will be able to devote yourself to the study of women and gender in different cultures, contexts, and time periods. We discuss complex cultural issues—from historical to contemporary controversies—and teach students to think on their feet and develop a range of analytical approaches.

But most importantly, the experience and knowledge you will gain by choosing the minor or major in Women's and Gender Studies can give you a distinct advantage for future employment or graduate study.  Not only does this program introduce you to relevant social issues, it also fosters critical thinking, develops strong verbal writing and research skills, encourages social advocacy, emphasizes diversity, and gives you valuable, real-life experience.

Watch and share our new video to learn about the WGS program, its legacy and the ways in which your support and financial commitments ensure that graduates are well-prepared for life after graduation and more than capable in shaping a world that requires awareness, advocacy and equity. 


The College of Charleston is a state-supported comprehensive institution providing a high-quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. The faculty is an important source of knowledge and expertise for the community, state and nation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 
  • Women's and Gender Studies Internship
  • Capstone in Women's and Gender Studies 
  • Race-Ethnic Relations 
  • Latin American Politics and Society in Film 
  • Managing Diversity 
  • Topics in Law and Morality 
  • LGBT Politics 
  • Topics in Gender, Theory, and Law 
  • Women and Politics
  • Gender and Society 
  • Race and Ethnic Relations 
  • Sociology of the Family 
  • Gender and Violence 
  • Studies in Women's and Gender Studies 
  • Special Topics in Women's and Gender Studies
  • Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Method: Complete and submit the CofC application or The Common Application (Common App).
  • Official Transcripts: Submit your complete high school transcripts directly to College of Charleston in the original language with the school’s official stamp/seal .
  • Certified Translations: If transcripts are written in a language other than English, certified, word-for-word English translations of all transcript pages must be submitted.
  • Standardized Examination Scores: Submit scores directly to the College of Charleston from one of the following examination board
  • Copy of passport picture/data page.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    32848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32848 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32848 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12518 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12518 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Charleston

1270 - 2210 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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