Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies B.A.

All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

30 credits in major courses, including:

CORE COURSES. 15 credits.
GSWS 1500Intro to GSWS3
or GSWS 1010 FYS: Intro to GSWS
GSWS 2050Gender and Feminism(s)3
GSWS 2070LGBT Politics and History3
GSWS 3050Internship: GSWS Core3
Choose 1 of the following:3
Topics In: GSWS Senior Seminar
An approved seminar at the 3000-level or above
ELECTIVES. 15 credits.
Course offerings for GSWS vary frequently and often include Special Topics and Honors College courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed below are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OR ABOVE. 2-5 additional courses/6-15 credits at the 2000-level or above chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:6-15
GSWS numbered 2600 to 2989, or 3600 to 3989
OPEN LEVEL. Up to 3 additional credits chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:0-3
GSWS numbered 1600 to 1990
HONORS. Up to 6 additional credits from the following:0-6


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach the courses at the 2000-level or above applicable to the major.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two CAS majors.

Courses for the major and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the major in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s major requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation.

At least half of the credits used to complete major requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.