Women and Gender Studies

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap — currently ADT only)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? We analyze how race, gender, sexuality and citizenship work to organize society; we emphasize transnational feminisms.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as the student can schedule an appointment with their major or minor advisor.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Student last name is assigned to a tenure-track faculty advisor; please check the dept website or HUM 315 to find out which faculty person is serving as your advisor
Where can I find information about major advising? http://wgsdept.sfsu.edu/
For advising info specifically: http://wgsdept.sfsu.edu/student-advising
Is there any pre-work that a student will need to complete with the department prior to orientation and registering for courses? NONE, but encouraged to meet with your major or minor advisor in the department during your first semester to check in. Advisors are assigned by student last name — see website or HUM 315.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Please take any upper-division elective that looks interesting to you. They all count toward the major and minor.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? ANY — most upper division elective courses do not have pre-reqs (only WGS 300 has a pre-req) and also fulfill upper-division GE
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

WGS 200 is required to take WGS 300 (both required for major and minor)

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? WGS 200 fills quickly. Please prioritize it.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, Social Justice Studies (AA-T).

[ Click here for ADT roadmap ]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

WGS 200 “Introduction to Women and Gender Studies” required for major and minor, pre-req for WGS 300 (also required)

WGS 160 “Gender, Politics and Citizenship” lower division GE and gov’t requirement (elective, will count toward major and minor)

WGS 150 “Gender and US History” lower division GE and US hist requirement (elective, will count toward major and minor)

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?


Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.

Phone: (415) 338-1486
Website: advisinglca.sfsu.edu
Email: achieve@sfsu.edu
Location: HUM 112