Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 39
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies are required to complete twelve units in complementary studies. Complementary Studies provides students with the opportunity to make connections across disparate forms of knowledge and inquiry. These units must come from courses bearing a prefix other than WGS and not cross-listed with WGS, and may be lower or upper division units, as well as resident or transfer units. Students who complete two majors or a major and minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement. Otherwise, WGS majors can fulfill this requirement through one of six pathways:
Upon approval of the student’s major advisor, up to six units of Complementary Studies may be used towards the WGS major (under the existing “outside coursework” allotment).
Elective Courses (27 units)
Electives in Women and Gender Studies courses (a maximum of six elective units may be lower–division and six units can be taken outside the WGS department (in other SF State departments or at other colleges/universities on issues, topics, or skills based upon academic interests and goals. Approval by a women and gender studies advisor is mandatory.)
Note: A minimum of 40 upper division units must be completed for the degree (including upper division units required for the major, general education, electives, etc.). A student can complete this major yet not attain the necessary number of upper division units required for graduation. In this case, additional upper division courses will be needed to reach the required total.