Women and Gender Studies

The concentration in women and gender studies provides students with an intensive interdisciplinary liberal arts education that enables them to write well, think critically and analyze problems effectively. Students take a variety of courses, including a capstone seminar requiring original research and writing and an internship that helps them prepare for life after college. Original undergraduate research is encouraged, and some courses involve students in studying community problems and formulating policy solutions.


  • Student must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours for this concentration including 12 hours of upper division hours.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • 12 elective hours of approved Women and Gender Studies courses must be taken after consultation with the Women and Gender Studies advisor.
  • Students pursuing this concentration are encouraged to meet with an advisor early in their course of studies.

Core 6 hours Required

WST 100 Women and Society, SB & C (3) (Credit is allowed for only WST 100 or WST 300)


WST 300 Women in Contemporary Society (3) (credit is allowed for only WST 300 or WST 100)

WST 377 History of American Feminist Thought, H & C (3)

WST 378 Global Feminist Theory, L & C & G (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or 300 with C or better;)

WST 380 Gender, Race and Class, SB & C (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or 300 with C or better; Minimum 6 upper-division hours; Credit is allowed for only WST 350 or 380)

Electives 12 hours Required
See a Women and Gender Studies advisor for appropriate elective options.

Any WST 200
Any WST 300
Any WST 400


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.









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