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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

University of Richmond
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
University of Richmond

Program description

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to examine their assumptions and ask the big questions about our cultural and societal realities.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Colloquium: Gender, Race and Activism
  • Queer Theories
  • Human Rights and Revolution in the Atlantic World (1750-1850)
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Selected Topics
  • Gender and Work
  • Senior Seminar
  • Selected Topics
  • Individual Internship
  • Independent Study
  • Summer Undergraduate Research
  • Senior Capstone Experience

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.


As a women, gender and sexuality studies major, you'll gain skills you can use in a range of careers:

  • Interpreting ideas and events
  • Translating theory into action
  • Coordinating committees
  • Presenting viewpoints and analyses
  • Interdisciplinary methods
  • Examining evidence
  • Listening to others
  • Developing research ideas
  • Leading/participating in groups
  • Comparing/contrasting ideas and information
  • Comparing cultures/societies
  • Writing

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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