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The Gender Studies BA Program

The gender studies program, which offers a major leading to the BA as well as a minor, examines gender using an interdisciplinary approach. Consisting of a variety of courses drawn from across the college, the program offers students the opportunity to study gender in a variety of historical periods and geographical areas using different academic, political, and feminist perspectives. The program equips students with reading, writing, research, and analytical skills that enable them to:

  • identify and analyze the links among gender, sexuality, identity, power, and social justice
  • identify and analyze intersections among gender and sexuality and other categories of difference, such as class, race, religion, nationality, and physical ability
  • situate gender and sexuality in broader historical and geopolitical contexts
  • write or otherwise present (depending on the field of study) analyses of gender and sexuality in specific visual, literary, and theoretical works
  • design and execute a senior project that demonstrates these competencies within a theoretical framework of gender and sexuality


BA Major in
Gender Studies:

Office of Admissions:
admissions@purchase.edu
Tel.: (914) 251-6300


For further information, contact the faculty coordinator of the gender studies program.