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4 years

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

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on gender, sex, sexuality, feminism and womanism. WGSS offers a cutting-edge academic program focusing on three areas:

• Globalization

• Sexuality Studies

• Social Change

The Institute is a collective of core and affiliate faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, staff, alumni and community partners that collaborate to create meaningful research and practice. Through our multifaceted work, we examine social constructions and intersections of race, class and gender. We evaluate political and social equality, posit the creative power of art and artists, and reinforce commitment to advance human rights.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies undergraduate courses fall into three strands: Sexualities, Race and Globalization and Social Change. Each student focuses her or his studies on a particular strand and is required to take at least three courses from that strand. The remaining required courses may be taken from other strands or from general WGSS course offerings.

For a list of scheduled Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies undergraduate courses, visit GoSOLAR. For Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies undergraduate course requirements, see the Georgia State Undergraduate Catalog.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is for you if you are interested in gaining critical thinking skills, reading and interpreting broad and complex arguments, formulating original and bold claims, and entering an irresistibly lively and enlightening dialogue.



Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies students find career paths as scholars, therapists, counselors, social workers, teachers, professors, activists, non-profit directors, editors, publishers, journalists,  archivists, librarians, politicians, community organizers, lobbyists, policymakers, filmmakers lawyers, court advocates, child or victim advocates, child care providers and public health advocates. human resources or compliance officers, public relations experts and medical professionals.


Mailing Address:

Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3969
Atlanta, GA  30302-3969

Phone: 404-413-6587
Fax: 404-413-6585
Email: [email protected]

Street Address:

Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Georgia State University
25 Park Place
Suite 2201
Atlanta, GA 30303

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.