The General Studies with Emphasis in Women and Gender Studies Associate in Arts Degree is an interdisciplinary course of study that stresses an intersectional, transnational, feminist, queer theory, and social justice approach to the study of women and gender. Utilizing perspectives from disciplines such as Women’s Studies, Psychology, Literature, History, and Sociology students explore how gendered experiences are created and shaped by social and economic institutions, political movements, and power structures. Through student driven Community Service-Learning or Public Service projects students learn to identify and implement strategies to achieve gender equity. Graduates from this versatile degree will be able to transfer and pursue a Baccalaureate Degree in Women’s Studies, Women Gender and Sexuality studies. The degree prepares students to find employment in Healthcare, Non-profits, Social Work, Journalism, Public Policy, Education, Communications, Family Services, Research and other professional fields.


What is a Program Map?

A program map is a suggested semester-by-semester plan to help you complete the courses required for a particular degree or certificate. It is based on the major sheet for the particular degree or certificate you are interested in. It includes courses required for the major, general education and any necessary electives. 

A program map is a representation of the major sheet. It includes the specific specialty courses in a major, general education courses and any necessary electives. 

What is a Major Sheet?

A major sheet includes a description of the program you are interested in, what you can expect to learn once you have completed the program (Program Learning Outcomes) and the specific specialty courses you will need to complete within a major.