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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (BA)

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (BA)


The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Ohio State is one of the nation's top WGSS programs. The WGSS major is an interdisciplinary program that examines how systems of oppression, resistance and privilege operate. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the importance of gender and sexuality as categories of analysis and their intersections with race, ethnicity, class, age, nationality and (dis)ability.

Why choose WGSS?

WGSS majors critique and analyze social, cultural, political, economic and scientific assumptions and practices that produce and maintain relations of inequality. WGSS students understand the ways in which people in all their diversity are affected by society, culture, and its institutions and can then affect social change.

What can you do with this degree?

Graduates are involved in many types of work: counseling; affirmative action and gender equity; rape education and prevention services; domestic violence, substance abuse and health concerns; career development and job training; and planning and implementation of public policy.