Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies: Health and Disability Studies, BA

This concentration will be of interest to students who want to explore the intersections between history and health and the ways that disability and health are both shaped by, and experienced in, society. Courses are typically cross-listed with History and Sociology of Science, Sociology, Psychology, and English, but courses from other Departments can be approved on a case-by-case basis.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 33. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Required Courses
GSWS 002Gender and Society1
GSWS 003Introduction to Sexuality Studies and Queer Theory1
GSWS Theory Course1
Concentration Requirements
Select 5 courses with 4 courses in at least two different departments5
Elective Courses
Select 4 elective courses4
Reseach/Capstone Requirement
Select 1 course unit1
Total Course Units33


Students with an overall GPA of 3.4 and 3.6 or better in the major are eligible for honors.


Students may select one of five concentrations:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Health and Disability
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Self-designed

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.