UMass Dartmouth Women's & Gender Studies Program offers a fully online degree completion program. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Arts in Women's & Gender Studies.
Why Women's & Gender Studies?
Women's & Gender Studies explores women's experiences by placing women at the center of inquiry as subjects rather than objects. It also examines women's lives, voices, histories, roles, and ideas in an effort to understand how women—of various classes, races, ethnicities, sexualities, religions, and ages—have been constructed, identified, oppressed, acclaimed, and developed.
Women's & Gender Studies argues that women's experiences are important if we are to understand human society and to make changes cross-culturally. Gender alone does not yield a full understanding of women's lives, so Women's Studies courses examine other factors, such as race, class, culture, and sexuality.
Women's & Gender Studies prepares you for the future of living and working in an increasingly diverse culture.
The program helps students to:
- Understand the role of diversity within the nation and the world, especially pertaining to the ways in which gender is linked to race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, etc.
- Develop lifelong learning skills as they learn to self-reflect on both their place and their responsibilities within their local community
- Develop self-confidence, critical thought processes, and communication skills that contribute to academic achievement and successful post-university careers
A WGS degree enables students to pursue a variety of occupations in fields such as the arts, business, education, health care, media, politics, law, social services, and psychology.
Learn about the online learning experience from Women's & Gender Studies online program graduates.
Download the WGS Fact Sheet