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    Apr 17, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)


Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the program director.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 39 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 18 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements


Multicultural Perspective (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other course approved by program director:

Concentration (15 credit hours)


  • 15 credit hours in an individually designed grouping of courses which advances students’ intersectional analysis of the operations of power. Students may choose their Concentration courses from a wide variety of approved classes so that this area of academic focus best expresses their particular intellectual, activist, or professional interests. Some examples might include but are not limited to: Sexualities; Gender and Social movements; Gender, Race, and Culture

Electives (9 credit hours)


Complete 9 credit hours from the following, or other courses approved by program director:

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.