We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Undergraduate Program

Our Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program in Gender & Women’s Studies offers:


  • B.A. Major in Gender & Women’s Studies;
  • B.A. Major concentrating in Chicana and Latina Studies;
  • B.A. Major concentrating in Sexualities and Queer Studies; and
  • Minor in Gender & Women’s Studies

More than 50 course offerings explore feminist understandings of the full scope of human affairs, including the past and current status of women around the world.

Courses include “Gender in a Transnational World,” “U.S. Third World Feminisms,” “Latina/o Pop: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Popular Culture,” and “Queer Cinema,” as well as cross-listed courses throughout the University that allow students to develop a unique course of study.

GWS courses encourage independent study, strong written and oral communication skills, group work, community interaction for hands-on learning, and research in multiple formats (print, visual, online, etc.).

For more information about majoring in Gender & Women’s Studies and the major concentrations, talk to one of our professors or a T.A. in one of our courses, or contact our Undergraduate Advisors.

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