Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major
The HTC program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies provides an opportunity to explore the phenomenon of gender and its intersection with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other elements of diversity. It is the first interdisciplinary HTC program, and as such complements the already rich variety of course offerings across many fields. Students have the opportunity of working in tutorial format with instructors from different disciplines.
In accordance with Honors Tutorial College practices, admission to the program will be made on the basis of competitive applications from top-ranked high school seniors. Candidates should have minimum standardized test scores of 30 on the ACT and/or 1300 on the SAT, and should ideally be in the top 10% of their high school graduating classes. Students are selected by the director of studies of the Women's and Gender Studies program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. An interview with the director of studies is required for acceptance into the program.
Change of Program Policy
The program will consider applications from exceptionally promising students already enrolled at Ohio University. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen.
External Transfer Admission
The program will consider transfer applications from exceptionally promising students at another institution. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering first-year students.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
A B.A. in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies prepares students in critical thinking and effective communication, and can be applied to a variety of careers. A high percentage of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduates go on to graduate school immediately following graduation. They typically pursue careers in academia, law, nonprofit organizations, or advocacy work. As graduates of the Honors Tutorial College, they are in high demand.
The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Patty R. Stokes, director of studies/contact person
Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.