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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Otterbein University

48 months
32624 USD/year
32624 USD/year
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The Otterbein University offers a major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Many of our students combine coursework in WGSS with other programs of study. Our most popular double majors are in English, Psychology, Sociology, and History/Political Science.


Upon completing the 2000-level foundational sequence, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors at Otterbein University will be asked to declare a three-course concentration, or focus area, in the subject of their choosing. 

The concentration is designed to encourage coherent inquiry into an issue, period, field, discipline, thematic, critical problem, or research question in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.WGSS majors may choose from a list of standard options for the concentration or design one of their own (with the approval of the WGSS director).

Concentrations may include (but are not limited to):

  • Gender, Culture, and Representation - Possible coursework: Women as Subjects and Objects in the Visual Arts; Reading and Writing in Women’s Literatures; Reading and Writing in GLBTQ Literatures; Women and Music; Studies in Film, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Power and Identity - Possible coursework: Sociology of Gender; Psychology of Women; Gender and Communication
  • Social Activism and Political Change - Possible coursework: Race, Gender, Class, and Media; Organizing across Race, Gender, and Class: Gender and Feminist Political Theory
  • Queer Studies - Possible coursework: Reading and Writing in GLBTQ Literatures; Screening Sexualities; Queer Theory; The History of Sexuality in the U.S; Gender, Sexuality, and Religion; Gender and Biology
  • Intersectional Studies - Possible coursework: Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality; Mass Incarceration and the African-American Civil Rights Movement; Race, Gender, Class, and Media
  • Women and Leadership - Possible coursework: Women and Leadership; Organizing Across Race, Class, Gender and Age; Leadership Practices
  • Individualized Concentration - Designed by the WGSS major.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Theories and Methods: Feminisms
  • Theories and Methods: Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Advanced Seminar in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality 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

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

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    32624 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32624 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Westerville

1189 - 1962 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.

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Updated over a year ago

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