B.A. On Campus

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program of Rutgers University, founded in the early seventies, is one of the oldest in the nation. The major, approved in 1984, introduces students to significant issues and debates in feminist scholarship, theory, and activism.


About the Program

All of the courses in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program of Rutgers University are interdisciplinary. Each course considers the complex dynamics linking race, ethnicity, locality, class, gender, and sexuality. The readings and discussions in each class represent a wide variety of perspectives concerning issues such as: the conceptualization of difference, the production and recreation of femininity and masculinity, language and gender, the division of labor, women and poverty, sexual violence, reproductive rights, gay and lesbian theory, gender and popular theory, and contemporary feminist politics. Ultimately, we strive to ground both research and theory in the everyday realities of feminist activism around the globe. Women’s & Gender Studies program faculty, students, and staff are both active members and leaders of academic and community women’s organizations.

WGSS alumnae pursue their professional career in various fields. One-fifth of our graduates continues their education in graduate programs in different fields (political science, English, law) around the country. Many alumnae also engage in work in the area of health and pharmacy (about one fourth). Others choose law (one-fifth of the alumnae), education (one fourth), and media or computer studies. Many WGSS graduates continue their activist work in non-governmental organizations that engage with women and work, international politics and women’s leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gender, Race, and Sexuality
  • Knowledge & Power: Issues in Women's Leadership
  • Gender, Digital Media & Social Curation
  • Feminist Practices
  • Gender, Culture, and Representation
  • Dynamics of Class, Race, and Sex

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

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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