Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women and Gender Studies, B.A.

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

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework 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.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements section of the catalog.

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.

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