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Women's and Gender Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
The Women’s and Gender Studies Department is a small, flexible and supportive program that emphasizes one-on-one mentoring and advising. As an interdisciplinary field informed by the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies teaches students the skills to not take things at face value, to challenge assumptions, and mediate conflicts.


One of the most vibrant areas of intellectual inquiry, women's and gender studies explores why gender matters in the pursuit of knowledge and social justice.

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies offers a major, a minor, and a 15-hour certificate in women's studies.  Students often choose to double major in women's studies and another area, such as social work or public relations. 

The interdisciplinary women's and gender studies program blends a solid liberal arts foundation with courses about the experiences, roles, achievements, and issues impacting women. Helping to shed light and further understanding on issues specific to women and men in these complicated and ever-changing times is both a meaningful and popular endeavor.

Women's and Gender Studies prepares students for a variety of careers such as:

  • Human services provider
  • Parole officer
  • Not-for-profit director
  • Marketer
  • Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Residence Life Coordinator
  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Program Coordinator - Higher Education
  • Higher Education instructor
  • Entrepreneur

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • gender and violence
  • women, science & society
  • origins of gender
  • women: race and ethnicity
  • gender law and policy 
  • issues and topics in women and gender studies
  • global gender politics
  • gender, ethnicity, and the environment 
  • workshop in women's studies
  • internship in women's studies
  • special studies
  • independent study
  • philosophy of gender and race
  • feminist philosophy
  • feminist theories
  • women's voices/women's lives
  • religion, sexuality and gender 
  • African women's history from 1800 to the 1970s 
  • women in music 
  • women, science & society
  • gender, ethnicity, and the environment 
  • gender and sexuality in cross cultural perspective 
  • american minority women writers 
  • philosophy of gender and race

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Online application (Submit application first and then send the supporting documents. That would facilitate the processing of all the materials)
  • Academic Records (If your academic record is not issued in English, we will require physical copies of the official English translation in a sealed envelope. We do not accept translations done by the applicants themselves)
  • English Language Scores
  • Financial Documents
  • Copy of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16235 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16235 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7662 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Minnesota Resident: $8,180 
  • Discount for nonresident students whose parent or grandparent received a degree from UW-Whitewater: $12,517 

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Nonresident students are automatically eligible for scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 per year, based on ACT/SAT scores, high school course rigor, class rank and grade point average, and the college application statement. Students will be notified at point of admission regarding these merit-based awards.

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