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
You’ll work toward positive social change, gaining life-changing insight on addressing social, cultural, economic and political inequities. When you graduate, you can enter any of a broad range of careers, including nonprofits, social services, healthcare, art and media production, publishing, education, government and international development agencies, social justice and law.
Students pursuing a B.A. in GSWS may choose from two concentrations: the general interdisciplinary concentration, or the health, society and social justice concentration.
Students complete the general education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in the College of Humanities and Sciences. This concentration requires students to take at least one course in each of the following thematic areas: race, racism and antiracism; art, media, culture and creative expression; methods of social transformation; and systems of power.
Health, Society and Social Justice
Students must complete the general education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in the College of Humanities and Sciences. This concentration requires students to take GSWS 393, in addition to three credits from the race, racism and anti-racism area and 12 credits from the health, society and social justice perspectives area.
GSWS has helped me open my mind and my heart beyond what I ever thought was possible. It helped me feel seen and helped me learn how to make others feel safe and how to advocate for them without speaking over them, which is so important within advocacy work. I do not know where I would be without this program, but I am so thankful to be a part of it.
Gianna Gianni, GSWS alum