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Bachelor of Science in Womens and Gender Studies

Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus, USA

Intake Aug 2023

Aug 2022, Jan 2023

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USD 25396

Tuition Fee (USD)

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USD 50 Waived

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48 months


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Program Overview

The mission of the Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGS) at Northern Arizona University is to provide students with a deep and sophisticated understanding of feminist scholarship.  Interdisciplinary and intersectionality are at the core of the WGS educational mission and frame a variety of curricular offerings that emphasize women of color, indigeneity, transnational and queer/trans scholarship.

  • We analyze strategies for social change that students can use in any future career to create new possibilities for a more socially just society.
  • WGS empowers students with unique and distinctive training that allows them to evaluate a range of local, national, regional, and global issues.
  • Students have opportunities to research and participate in activist organizations and grassroots efforts by communities that are taking direct action toward a future that is regenerative and restorative.
  • Discussion based classrooms support a critical understanding of politics, histories, literature, economies, and activism shaping the social construction of genders and the material condition of people’s lives in a globalized world.
  • In its focus on diversity, WGS is central to the university’s mission.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain key topics, concepts, and issues in Women’s and Gender or Queer Studies, including intersectionality, reproductive health, sexuality and the body, and power, privilege, and violence.
  •  Interpret and compare key concepts of assigned sex, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, racialization, nation, social construction, hegemony, inequity, discrimination and social justice, and the intersections among them, in a variety of feminist theoretical traditions, texts, and frameworks, and then analyze and critically evaluate their assumptions, insights, oversights, and applicability to other texts, concepts, and real-world situations.
  • Analyze variations in LGBTQIAP+ people’s experiences by using queer and trans theory to identify and describe gender and sexuality assumptions; also be able to articulate the applications, insights and oversights of queer and trans theory.
  • Think through and apply feminist and queer studies concepts and theories in specific political, historical, geographic, and cultural contexts.
  • Understand the intersectionality of women’s and/or queer and gendered identities, informed by hierarchies of race, ethnicity, ability, class, nation and so forth.
  • Analyze women’s and/or queer experiences within gender systems of power, privilege, and violence.
  • Apply theoretical frameworks of queer studies and feminisms to current issues in local communities, and at statewide and national levels.
  • Understand the historical and contemporary variations of feminisms/queer theories in a global context and transnational framework.
  • Write critically: write clear and well-reasoned prose that acknowledges complex and diverse points of view and methods of critical inquiry/research, especially those that address constructions of gender, sexuality, race, and class.  
  • Verbally express ideas effectively, tailoring arguments and presentation styles to audiences and interactive contexts.
  • Develop skills of leadership, advocacy, organization, and community building to bring about social change.

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    70 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    56 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    95 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year


    Tuition Fee

    USD 50 Waived

    Application Fee

    17000 Per year

    Average Cost of Living

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


    International student scholarships

    Eligibility and application information
    The Center for International Education (CIE) offers several scholarships for international students. More details regarding CIE scholarships, as well as additional NAU scholarships and outside resources can be found below.

    International Excellence Award
    The International Excellence Award was established to provide opportunities for high-achieving underrepresented international students to attend NAU. It is a merit-based tuition waiver for first time F-1 undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking international students admitted directly into a university degree program on the Flagstaff campus. Students who meet the criteria are automatically considered once they submit a complete application for admission. This scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

    To be eligible for this award, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. Awards are highly competitive and eligibility does not guarantee an award. Other factors may be taken into consideration.

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