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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s Studies, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 49991) (SIMS Code: 119501)

With the B.A. Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences

All candidates for a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in women’s studies courses can apply to the degree.

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The Women’s Studies major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Women’s Studies major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one language other than English to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Completing one of the upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Internship/International Experience Requirement

All women’s studies majors are required to complete either WMNST 598  or satisfy an international experience requirement. WMNST 598  can be completed any semester after prerequisites are met and approved by the internship director. To meet the international experience requirement, majors must complete one of the following with the approval and written consent of the undergraduate adviser:

  1. International Field Trip; 
  2. International Internship; 
  3. International Student Exchange; 
  4. CSU Study Abroad Program.


A minimum of 30 upper division units to include 12 units from Group I; 12 units from Group II; and WMNST 536   and WMNST 590 .


*No more than three units may be applied to the major in women’s studies.

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