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Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Versatile Degree

This program will prepare you for meaningful, transformative work in a wide array of fields.

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Scholarships Available

Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*

Shape Inclusive and Just Futures

The BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies degree program from NMSU Global Campus is designed to equip you with the knowledge and analytical skills you need to engage with existing power structures and transform lives and communities. 

In this program, you’ll learn to excel in social intelligence, information synthesis, critical and analytical thinking, and training in issues related to women, gender, and sexuality. With an emphasis on social justice, our program prepares you for a career in a broad variety of fields, such as advocacy, social services, criminal justice, education, journalism, art, and more.

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Career Pathways

The gender and sexuality studies program prepares you to work in a variety of fields, including psychology, health, education, nonprofits, and other organizations and businesses. You will become equipped to work anywhere research inquiry and action are integrated, including:

  • Archivist
  • Art and Advocacy 
  • Business and Social Services
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Community Organizing and Restoration
  • Counseling and Psychology
  • Government and Politics
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

In this program, you will learn how assumptions and policies regarding gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, and other social dimensions shape the human and material conditions of men’s and women’s lives in differing geographical locations. In essence, you will:

  • Become socially aware of varying policies and actions affecting both men and women.
  • Engage in critical and constructive discussions about diversity issues and social justice.
  • Demonstrate in both academic and non-academic careers broader knowledge of the intersectionality of gender, race, and sexuality.
  • Analyze gender understandings from a social, multicultural, and institutional perspective.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Arts and Sciences
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The BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Sample Courses Credits
GNDR 465: Sex, Gender, and the Body 3
GNDR 471: Seminar in Feminist and Queer Theory 3
GNDR 401: Women and Immigration 3
GNDR 403: Gender and Horror 3
GNDR 405: Alternative Genders and Sexualities 3
GNDR 482: Gender and Popular Culture 3
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Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.