Undergraduate Program

Through teaching, activism, scholarly and creative production, and community engagement, GSWS provides analytical and critical tools to equip students for careers in a broad range of fields.

Faculty and students work together to strengthen connections with one another and the community and to work towards social justice and collective liberation.

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

With a Bachelor of Arts in GSWS from VCU, you’ll be introduced to new analytical, theoretical and creative frameworks for understanding today’s world.


We offer two minors: gender, sexuality and women’s studies and LGBT+ and queer studies.


Explore the courses you will take as an undergraduate student in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

Real-World Learning

Practical, real-world work experience through internships and study abroad are keys to success in careers in gender, sexuality and women's studies.


The College of Humanities and Sciences offers more than 100 scholarship opportunities annually to currently enrolled students. Explore the opportunities and apply.

Student Groups

We truly value collaboration between students, faculty, staff and the larger community. Learn about our student groups and get in touch if you'd like to be involved.