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Women and Gender Studies (BA in Combination)

Women and Gender Studies (BA in Combination)

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Gender is a central way in which humans understand themselves and organize their relations across the globe. Our Women and Gender Studies program places questions of gender and social justice at the centre of inquiry.


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Women and Gender Studies is a program that you take in combination with another program of your choice.
  • We offer newer courses in masculinity studies, indigeneity and the environment to ensure we stay focused on relevant and current issues.
  • Our program stresses attention to both local and global issues, framed from within a transnational focus.
  • Emphasis on gender as a link to class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, ability, indigeneity and other identities that form who we are as individuals and a community.
  • We engage students committed to social justice.

First-Year Courses

  • Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

In addition, you'll choose 4.5 elective credits in courses that interest you. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Community Engagement Option

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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