Women's and Gender Studies, BA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women and Gender Studies
Why Pursue This Program
The online Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), BA empowers you as you learn and grow through collaboration with co-students and faculty. You’ll study women’s lives and all constructions of gender and sexuality across time, place and culture, using a feminist lens.
You’ll learn while you prepare for life after graduation with a challenging and flexible curriculum, internships and independent study. If you’re interested in gender and health, you’ll take different courses from someone interested in art and feminism, for example.
In WGS courses, you’ll discuss questions such as:
- Why is there a gender wage gap?
- Where are the LGBTQIA+ folx?
- Why have men called masculinity a public health crisis?
Most fields of study today include women, gender, and sexuality to an extent: The WGS major makes them the focus. You will learn to employ the tools of different disciplines, including communication, the arts, social sciences, natural sciences and history.
WGS is a Liberal Arts degree. Liberal Arts majors make great employees in any field because of their ability to communicate effectively, think critically and solve complex problems. These timeless skills make you attractive to employers in all areas of society.
As a WGS graduate, you’ll be able to solve problems that arise when different notions of gender or sexuality collide in homes, workplaces and communities. You will be able to articulate the value of diverse perspectives grounded in different lived experiences and can help to identify common ground. Specifically, as a WGS major, you’ll find yourself able to pursue careers such as
- Academic advisor
- Non-profit fundraising director
- Health clinic coordinator
- Homeless shelter director
- Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence shelter manager
- Student advisor
- Non-profit program manager
Knowledge about feminist perspectives and the differences that gender and sexuality make to peoples’ lives are important to individuals, families, businesses and organizations, communities and nations. After graduation, you’ll be prepared for many opportunities. As a Women’s and Gender Studies major, you’ll change lives and change the world!
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.