Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Women and Gender Studies, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in women and gender studies, B.A. program

 The major requires a minimum of 40 credits in women and gender studies, distributed as follows:


Students must earn a grade of at least C in both WGS 1000  and WGS 3020 .

2. Five courses selected from


At least 28 credits counted towards the major must be at the 3000 level or above.

To remain in good standing, students must complete all other courses in the major with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.

Students using this catalog to meet women and gender studies major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the electives category (requirement #2) and published in a later catalog.

For students electing a major in Women and Gender Studies and  a minor in LGBTQ Studies, only 4 credits of course overlap between the two programs is allowed.

Additional Information

In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

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