Majoring or Minoring

in Women & Gender Studies

The BA degree in Women & Gender Studies requires 36 units (the minor requires 24 units), covering a core group of classes offered by WGST, a choice of several interdisciplinary breadth classes, and a broad group of multidisciplinary electives from across colleges & departments on campus.

Students with Women & Gender Studies Major/Minor and Queer Studies Minor designations on their transcript are distinguished affirmatively in application to graduate school across many fields. Additionally, WGST and QS students are highly competitive for employment and internships in fields including law, social work, counseling, education, healthcare, social service, government, and nonprofit advocacy. In a private-sector job market with increasing demand for sensitivity and nuance around issues of diversity, social marketing, and critical/intellectual flexibility, WGST and QS students are positioned on the leading edge of cultural, social, political and scientific knowledges.


Faculty- Our faculty members are internationally-recognized scholars who hold degrees from excellent universities and are eager to share their enthusiasm for Women & Gender Studies and Queer Studies with students. In addition, the Women & Gender Studies Program and Queer Studies has an active and diverse Program Council who are also committed to supporting the educational opportunities of our students.  FInally, our interdisciplinary Queer Studies faculty is extensive and draws from expertise across the CSUF campus.


WGST Students- Women & Gender Studies and Queer Studies students are some of the most active on campus. Our students organize speakers, participate in colloquia and panel discussions and coordinate social and instructionally related programs. We sponsor many campus events including Women's History Month, the annual Gender Research Conference, "Take Back the Night," and the popular speaker series, "Thinking Queer: Bringing Queer Scholarship to CSU Fullerton."