New Mexico State University - Online Degrees - Nonprofit

Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Sexuality Studies Online Degree

College: Arts and Sciences

Program Category: Online

Description: The BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies offers a strong liberal arts foundation that includes: critical thinking, research, analysis, problem solving, knowledge of social structures and change, and an understanding of diversity and global perspectives. Developing a strong understanding of gender, race, sexuality, gender identity, class, disability, and other social categories gives students a strong background for work in advocacy or social services-related positions, arts and literature, education, law, community development, medical professions, human resources, business, and government (to name a few). The preparation in critical thinking and social awareness is also an excellent background for students pursuing graduate and professional degrees.

Delivery method: Canvas. All core required Gender and Sexuality Studies courses are offered online


  • WS 201 Introduction to Women’s Studies or WS 202 Representing Women Across Cultures
  • WS 455 Feminist Research Methods or WS 465 Sex, Gender, and the Body
  • WS 471 Seminar in Feminist Theory

9 credits from the following:

  • WS 401 Women and Immigration
  • WS 402 Transnational Feminisms
  • WS 403 Gender and Horror
  • WS 404 Arab-Muslim Feminisms
  • WS 405 Alternative Genders and Sexualities
  • WS 450 Special Topics
  • WS 453 Women and Politics
  • WS 454 Women Crossing Borders

18 credit hours of electives from upper division courses from Gender and Sexuality Studies curriculum and from the approved list of courses cross-listed with Gender and Sexuality Studies. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete course list

Costs: Current main campus tuition and fees plus a $35 per credit hour distance education fee. See the University Accounts Receivable Tuitions and Fees for the current rate.

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Distance Education
New Mexico State University
Milton Hall, Room 185
2915 McFie Circle
PO Box 30001, MSC IIQ
Las Cruces, NM 88003

(575) 646-5632
(575) 646-1650 (DE Director)

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