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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Women and Gender Studies, B.A.


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Program Requirements


The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University’s Core curriculum) required for the major: 36.

A minimum grade of C or better is required in major/minor courses. Courses taken pass/fail must be approved by the Director.

For students fulfilling the Capstone requirement with the Internship, the Women and Gender Studies major consists of 24 hours of required courses and 12 hours of Women and Gender Studies related courses. For students fulfilling the Capstone requirement with the Thesis, the Women and Gender Studies major consists of 27 hours of required courses (including 3 hours of independent study thesis prep) and 9 hours of Women and Gender Studies related courses.

Required Courses (24-27 credit hours)


Women and Gender Studies Related Courses: (9-12 credit hours)


  • Students selecting the Internship option will complete 12 credit hours of WGS related courses

  • Students selecting the Thesis option will complete 3 hours of independent study thesis prep and 9 hours of WGS related courses

  • Students may take no more than three electives from one department or program. No more than one course at the 100-level may be counted as an elective.

USM Core Requirements


The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements. 

Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fulfilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor.  For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.