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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Women and Gender Studies (BA in combination)


Gender is a central way in which humans understand themselves and organize their relations across the globe. Our program stresses the need for better understandings of the key role that gender plays in our lives, including how it is linked to other categories such as class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, ability, and indigeneity. Women and Gender Studies courses go beyond offering a range of skills for analyzing the world: we aim to find ways of changing it. Social justice and equity issues are emphasized.

Through an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and a variety of individual, collaborative, oral and written projects, we foster creative thinking. Many of our students tell us they value the opportunities we provide to discuss and make sense of their everyday lives and experiences.

Program Highlights

  • Women and Gender Studies is a program that you take in combination with another program of your choice.
  • This interdisciplinary program offers you a degree with a broad range of learning experiences and skills.
  • We emphasize gender as fundamentally linked to class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, ability, indigeneity and other identities that form who we are as individuals and a community.
  • We engage students committed to social justice.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • Diverse Masculinities
  • Women and Social Justice


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Community Engagement Option

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