Women and Gender Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

Through coursework and scholarly research students in the BA degree program in women and gender studies gain critical knowledge and a deep understanding of feminist theory and practice. Students are offered the opportunity to challenge conventional wisdom about gender and explore new ways of viewing the world through the study of:

  • culture
  • economics
  • film
  • history
  • literature
  • politics
  • science

Internship and leadership opportunities allow students to pursue career goals in business, government or nonprofit organizations.

Degree Offered

Women and Gender Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

The women and gender studies degree program prepares students for many different career opportunities upon graduation. Graduates of the program are also well prepared for graduate and law school and have been admitted to prestigious programs.

Graduates have:

  • become consultants and counselors
  • become lawyers
  • become teachers
  • created businesses
  • secured careers in public relations
  • worked in nonprofit organizations and agencies serving women and girls
  • worked in policy and government

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 10%$66,510
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13.2%$41,570
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 10.5%$72,230
Green Marketers 5.5%$106,130
Human Resources Managers9.1%$110,120
Investment Fund Managers8%$105,610
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates5.6%$133,840
Labor Relations Specialists-7.7%$63,200
Lawyers8.2%$119,250
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 10.4%$60,670
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 10.4%$111,280
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Directors, Religious Activities and Education7.1%$38,980
Religious Workers, All Other7.7%$29,310
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 10%$64,480
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100
Sociologists1.3%$79,650
Urban and Regional Planners 12.8%$71,490

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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