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Women's and Gender Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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In the Women's and Gender Studies program of University of Michigan-Dearborn you will examine the ways that gender — through its connection with other forms of power such as race, class, sexuality and national location — shapes lives, bodies, institutions and worlds. And the community-service orientation of the UM-Dearborn program provides experiences that will contribute to both your intellectual growth and post-graduate employment opportunities.

You also will gain skills needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing labor market by developing your analytical and critical thinking skills and having the ability to integrate and apply knowledge across any career field.

Women’s and Gender Studies majors work in a variety of fields, including business and industry, education, health care, politics, law and social work.

What Will I Learn?

  • Gain an understanding of the influence of gender in cultural discourse on social organization and behavior.
  • Gain an understanding of the diverse range of women’s and men’s experiences, including how other factors intersect with gender to shape experiences.
  • Learn the fundamental concepts, theories and methods of women’s and gender studies scholarship.
  • Gain critical thinking and information literacy skills to effectively identify, evaluate and apply data sources and texts related to WGST.
  • Develop the ability to effectively communicate in written and oral form, especially in the form of arguments based on appropriate claims and evidence.
  • Gain skills to recognize and understand the relationship between theory and practice as it relates to social and personal change.

Plan for Life After Graduation

A Women’s and Gender Studies degree can be applied to a multitude of careers. It signals to employers that you are well-rounded, having studied across the disciplines instead of in one narrow skill area.

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:

  • Feminist Theories
  • Body Image and Culture
  • Women in Medieval Art
  • Women Musicians/Western Music History
  • Sexualities, Genders, & Bodies
  • Language and Gender

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Official high school academic documents
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5928 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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