Quick Facts

General Education Requirements: 37 – 41 hours
Core Courses: 12 hours
Selectives: 18 hours
Gender and Sexuality Electives: 12 hours
Electives: 41 hours
Total: 120 hours

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Why Study Gender and Sexuality?

Locally and globally, the impact of gender and sexuality emerges in all fields and disciplines, from fields that reach into the lives of individuals, such as law and health, to those that allow us to examine society, such as the humanities and social sciences. With a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Sexuality Studies from Governors State, you can join an interdisciplinary examination of the power dynamics created by gender and sexuality and can work to shift a societal model that has been historically imbalanced.

Student Involvement and Success

GovState’s Gender and Sexuality Club connects the student community, emphasizing the major’s interdisciplinary nature. Last year, two of the club’s students, both Psychology majors, presented research on statewide support for the transgender youth of Illinois at a national conference.

Reach Your Career Goals

The versatility of the study of gender and sexuality equates to a wide range of career opportunities. You may consider occupations in human services, such as psychology, social work, or human resources, or to continue your academic studies at the graduate level. Students in the Gender and Sexuality program often choose to double major, increasing the specialization of their studies.

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Dr. Lara Stache
Program Coordinator

<b>Full Program Requirements</b>

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

<b>Program Faculty</b>

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

<b>How to Apply</b>

How to Apply

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<b>Cost and Financial Aid</b>

Cost and Financial Aid

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<b>All Academic Programs</b>

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to the completion of a Masters degree as well!

<b>Student Life</b>

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

<b>On-Campus Residence</b>

On-Campus Residence

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<b>Campus Location</b>

Campus Location

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