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College of Humanities & Sciences

Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

What we are

Welcome to the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies' undergraduate major, minor and graduate certificate program.

There are two concentration options for majors:

  • General Interdisciplinary Concentration
  • Women, Health and Science Focused Interdisciplinary Concentration

Students might consider a combining a B.A. in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies with a major in another discipline. The GSWS B.A. requires 30 credits, which is just 12 credits (or four courses) more than a minor with no additional general education requirements. For advising information about the undergraduate major or minor, please contact Melissa Siebert at

Our programs are designed to provide students with a solid academic base for graduate studies and the credentials necessary for careers in the private or nonprofit sector. Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies draws upon the theories, skills, pedagogy and perspectives of the humanities, social/behavioral sciences, life/physical sciences and the arts.

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