Women's and Gender Studies
When you choose to major in Women’s and Gender Studies, you enter an exciting interdisciplinary field of study that examines gender and its intersections with race, class and other identifiers to better understand the lives of women and men.
What to Expect
As a women's and gender studies major, you will develop the skills necessary to think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems and interpret human experiences. Hands-on research, community service and internship opportunities will allow you to explore real-life issues and understand the world in ways that value gender equity, racial equality and social justice. Our multidisciplinary approach allows you to develop skills needed to thrive in an increasingly diverse workforce.
B B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies
The Women's and Gender Studies undergraduate program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers courses that keep women at the center but examine issues from multiple perspectives.
Typical courses include:
- Women in Culture
- Women in Society
- Women and Health
- Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
- Feminist Theory or African-American Feminist Theory
- Gender and Culture
- Community Service Internship
Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.
C Certificate of Graduate Studies in Women's and Gender Studies
The graduate certificate can be completed in conjunction with a master's or doctoral degree program in another discipline or as a stand-alone, post-baccalaureate program for full-time students or working professionals.
Application information for this degree is available through The Graduate School.
Learn more about The Graduate School, degree options and how to apply for admission to doctoral, master’s, certificate and combination degree programs at South Carolina.