Women’s and Gender Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts degree in women’s and gender studies (BAWGS). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.

To obtain a BAWGS, a student must fulfill the university, college and departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirement in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites.)

  • 40-46 hours of university General Education courses (9 hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)
  • 12-19 hours of College of Arts and Sciences requirements
  • 16 hours of Foreign Language or American Sign Language courses
  • 33 hours of Women’s and Gender Studies courses
  • 6-19 hours of elective/prerequisite courses

TOTAL HOURS: 120

The Bachelor of Arts in women’s and gender studies requires a minimum of 33 credits as outlined below.

For the B.A. degree, foreign language is required through the intermediate level.

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)
WGST 2010INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE3
WGST 2020INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES: HUMANITIES3
WGST 4010SENIOR SEMINAR3
Quantitative Literacy Course
Select one of the following:3-5
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
SOCIAL STATISTICS
STATISTICAL METHODS I
INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
MANAGERIAL STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS
APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN PUBLIC SECTOR
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ANALYSIS
PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY FOR CALCULUS
CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
CALCULUS FOR BIOMEDICINE
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
Elective Courses
Select 7 WGST elective courses (see below)21
Total Credits33-35

Electives

Plus, 7 WGST elective courses from the following list, of which 5 must be upper-division (3000-4000 level) (Courses should be selected in consultation with your major adviser. Be certain to see the “Special Requirements” section for important information).

WGST/BLST 1950BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA3
WGST 2030INTRODUCTORY TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES3
WGST/ENGL 3000SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE3
WGST 3020GENDER AND LEADERSHIP I3
WGST/HED 3080HEALTH CONCEPTS OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT3
WGST 3120/RELI 3130WOMEN AND THE BIBLE3
WGST/PSCI 3130WOMEN AND POLITICS3
WGST/RELI 3250THE FEMININE IN MYTHOLOGY3
WGST/CRCJ 3390WOMEN, CRIME AND JUSTICE3
WGST/PHIL 3490GENDER AND PHILOSOPHY3
WGST/HIST 3580QUEENS AND MISTRESSES OF EARLY MODERN EUROPE3
WGST/CMST 3750GENDER AND COMMUNICATION3
WGST 4020INTERNSHIP IN WOMEN'S STUDIES1-6
WGST 4030GENDER AND LEADERSHIP II3
WGST/RELI 4040RELIGION AND HOMOSEXUALITY3
WGST 4050SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES3
WGST/HIST 4060HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA FROM 1875 - 19223
WGST 4070GENDER AND LEADERSHIP: COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT3
WGST/BLST 4120BLACK WOMEN LEADERS IN LIBERATION MOVEMENTS3
WGST/GEOG 4150GEOGRAPHY, GENDER AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
WGST/ENGL 4250INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES IN LITERATURE3
WGST 4260WOMEN OF COLOR WRITERS3
WGST/HIST 4470AMERICAN MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH3
WGST/GERO/HED 4550HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING3
WGST 4930SPECIAL TOPICS IN GENDER AND ART HISTORY1-3
WGST/ENGL 4960TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
WGST 4990INDEPENDENT STUDY1-3
BLST 2210THE BLACK FAMILY IN THE UNITED STATES3
ENGL 2000TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE1-3
ENGL 2230ETHNIC LITERATURE3
GDRH 2120CORE TOPICS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES: SOCIAL ISSUES3
GDRH 3010SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR1-3
HED/SOC 4700WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY3
HIST 4910TOPICS IN HISTORY3
HONR 3000HONORS COLLOQUIUM3
PSCI 3920SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE3
PSYC 4920SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY1-3
RELI 3500SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION3
SOC 2150SOCIOLOGY OF FAMILIES3
SOC 2800MAJOR SOCIAL ISSUES3
SOC 3300SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER3
SOC 3630COMPARATIVE SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS3
SOC 4150AMERICAN FAMILY PROBLEMS3
SOC 4170SOCIOLOGY OF FATHERHOOD3
SOC 4500LAW, THE FAMILY, AND PUBLIC POLICY3
SOC 4800CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY3
SOWK 4880TOPICAL SEMINAR IN SOCIAL WORK3
WRWS 3000SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITING1-3
WRWS 4000FORM AND THEORY3