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Women and Gender & Queer Studies Programs!

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The WGST/QS student lounge, Humanities 212, is open and a great spot to get coffee, study, grab a snack, or just hang out! Medication Abortion Available on Campus Flyer

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About the Women and Gender Studies and Queer Studies Programs:

We offer a Bachelor's Degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies (36 units), a Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies (24 units), and a Minor in Queer Studies (21 units).


Our courses explore the ways that gender and sexuality work to shape people’s lives. We explore the lives of women (cis and trans), men (cis and trans), nonbinary & two-spirit people, and gender-expansive folks, through texts, art, social and cultural practices, and social institutions, both local and global, historical and contemporary.

We also examine the structures of inequality, movements for social change, and the intersections of gender with other dimensions of difference and inequality, such as race, class, sexuality, disability, religion, and national origin.


What can I do with a BA or a Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies and/or a Minor in Queer Studies?

Our graduates are prepared to find work in every career field. You can find our students working in business, law, education, health, nonprofit, and social services to name a few. 

If you plan to attend graduate school, GSS provides great undergrad foundation for programs in gender studies, sociology, law, social work, education, psychology, public administration, and multiple health programs (med school, public health). The possibilities are endless! 

Our majors, double majors, and minors learn how to research, problem-solve, advocate, collaborate, and be innovative leaders. As a result, the education we offer equips our graduates with critical thinking and analytical skills that make them highly adaptable and successful in a broad range of careers.

Our graduates become:




Social Workers



Non-Profit Directors 


Business Leaders

Community Activists




* To declare the WGST major or one of our minors please contact our Department Advisor, Cam Batiste, here: https://hss.fullerton.edu/womens/Students/advising.aspx

Land Acknowledgement: 

We collectively acknowledge that Cal State Fullerton is located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. Before this land was colonized it was cared for and called home by the Tongva and Acjachemen Peoples. We recognize that this land holds great historical, spiritual, and personal significance for its original inhabitants.

To ensure that we are truly catalyzing change rooted in this social justice principle, Cal State Fullerton recognizes and continually supports and advocates for the sovereignty of the Native nations in this territory and beyond. 
By offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm tribal sovereignty and our commitment to the tribes that historically called this land home.