What we are

Welcome to the VCU Department of Gender, Sexuality & 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 (see requirements). For advising information about the undergraduate major or minor, please contact Liz Canfield at ercanfield@vcu.edu.

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 non-profit 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.