Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduates at Cal State LA have a range of options to study Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:

MAJOR: Earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  A Major in WGSS gives you the opportunity to focus your education on topics related to women, gender, and sexuality, and to gain practical work experience through a semester-long internship with one of our community partner organizations. Most of our required courses for the B.A. degree are upper-division, making the WGSS major a welcoming and flexible program for transfer students, students looking to change their major, and incoming first-year students alike.

DOUBLE MAJOR: Some WGSS majors pursue a double major with another discipline at Cal State LA, such as Sociology, English, Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, Political Science, and others! A double major means you would graduate with two Bachelor's degrees in two different disciplines. This option allows students to combine intellectional passions, and provides advantages when applying to graduate school or career pathways after graduation.

MINOR: A Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is a very popular choice for students from across the university. WGSS minors come from departments as diverse as Biology, Psychology, Criminal Justice Studies, Communication Studies, and Pan African Studies.  Completing a minor as part of your undergraduate education not only allows you to explore more than one intellectual interest, it also makes you stand out when you apply for graduate school or pursue careers that require a strong writing and oral communication skills along with expertise in diversity. Tip: If you focus your Upper Division GE requirements on WGSS courses, you can easily complete a minor by taking just a few more classes! 

G.E. & ELECTIVE CLASSES: The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers many courses that satisfy University general education requirements and that students from any discipline can take for G.E. and open elective credits.