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Bachelor of Science in Womens and Gender Studies Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff Campus, USA

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USD 29900

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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.
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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 21 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permit

Program Intake


Aug 2024


Jan 2024, May 2024

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
    70 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    56 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    95 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    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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