Women and Gender Studies

Major Requirements

Major: Women & Gender Studies

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Category C: Communication12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Category R: Quantitative Reasoning 3
Category S: Science and Technology 10
Category A: Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Category B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Category W: Wellness 2
Category D: Cultural Diversity *†
Category G: Global Perspectives *†
Total Credits39
*

Courses for category D & G are satisfied by completing D & G designated courses in another general education category.

General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

Major Requirements

Women & Gender Studies Major
SOC 424Feminist Theory and Discourse3
HDFS 448Issues In Sexuality3
WGS 110Introduction to Women's Studies (May satisfy general education category A and D)3
WGS 350Perspectives in Women's Studies3
WGS 370Transnational/Global Women3
WGS 426Women in American History3
WGS 489Internship/Capstone3
Major Electives: Select 12 credits from the following:12
Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Intercultural Communication (May satisfy general education category B and D)
Health Communication I
Organizational Communication I
Gender and Communication
Women's Writing (May satisfy general education category A and D)
Multicultural Writers (May satisfy general education category A and D)
Language Bias
Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal
Women in French Literature
Life Span Development (May satisfy general education category B)
Couples, Marriages and Families (May satisfy general education category W)
Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life
Children, Families and Public Policy
Issues In Sexuality
Families and Work
Women in European History 1400-1800
Women in American History
Human Sexuality (May satisfy general education category B)
Developmental Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)
Cultural Diversity (May satisfy general education category B and D)
Social Inequality
Sociology of Gender (May satisfy general education category B and D)
Sociology of the Family
Social Change
Introduction to Masculinities (May satisfy general education category A and D)
Perspectives in LGBTQ Studies
Field Experience
Total Credits33

Minor Requirements

Minor: Women & Gender Studies

Required Credits: 18

Required Courses
WGS 110Introduction to Women's Studies3
WGS 350Perspectives in Women's Studies3
Core Courses: Select 12 credits of the following12
Women and Policing
Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Intercultural Communication
Health Communication I
Organizational Communication I
Gender and Communication
Women's Writing
Multicultural Writers
Language Bias
Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal
Women in French Literature
Life Span Development
Couples, Marriages and Families
Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life
Children, Families and Public Policy
Issues In Sexuality
Families and Work
Women in European History 1400-1800
Women In America
Gender Issues and the Law
Women and Politics
Human Sexuality
Developmental Psychology
Cultural Diversity
Sociology of the Family
Feminist Theory and Discourse
Social Change
Introduction to Masculinities
Perspectives in LGBTQ Studies
Transnational/Global Women
Total Credits18

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU