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Global Gender Studies BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 49.03 HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCI, CIP: 05.0299 Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other)

Completing the Global Gender Studies BA Program

Academic Requirements

Total required credit hours for the major 36 (12 courses).

Academic Advice

Complete and submit the application form for a major in Global Gender Studies to the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies. We strongly encourage all students signed up or interested in the Global Gender Studies Major to talk to the director of undergraduate studies about tailoring a program that meets your needs, interests and circumstances. All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Transfer Credit Policy

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Students who wish to transfer to the University at Buffalo and pursue a major in Global Gender Studies must first be accepted by the university's admissions office before applying to the program. Students are referred by College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services to this program so that all transfer credits can be evaluated and applied. Transfer students are advised to bring course descriptions and syllabi to the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Required Courses

GGS 101 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
GGS 205 Women in the Global System OR GGS 241 Women in Developing Countries: Socio-economic and Political Perspectives
GGS 228 Introduction to Feminist Theory
GGS 330 Global Women's Voices OR GGS 414 Globalization and Gender
GGS 490 Senior Thesis OR GGS 497 Honors Thesis OR GGS 498 UG Research and Creative Activities

The global gender studies program offers courses across three inter-related areas. Students must complete one course in each of the three areas. Choose from the following:

Cultures and Identities

Women and Global Citizenship

Gender and Public Policy

  • GGS 103 Women's Bodies, Women's Health
  • GGS 325 Violence in a Gendered World
  • GGS 360 Women's Health: Problems and Practices
  • GGS 353 Law Interprets Gender
  • GGS 409 Quantitative Methods in Social Research
  • GGS 487 International Organizations, Gender and Development

NOTE: Not all courses in these areas are offered in all semesters. Please see the class schedule for specific course offerings in a given semester.

Students are required to take an additional 12 credit hours of electives in global gender studies. Students must get permission from the director of undergraduate studies to substitute GGS elective courses taken outside of the program. In addition, 15 of the 36 total credit hours needed for the GGS major/double major must be upper-level (i.e., 300 or 400 level). These 15 credits may include courses taken in fulfillment of the major requirements.

UB Seminar courses cannot count for major requirements and electives.

Departmental Honors Requirements

Please see the Academic Honors page.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Global Gender Studies BA degree
Credits Required for Major36
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum40
Additional Credits Required for Electives44
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:59:04