BA Major

“I will wrap it all up in saying that I have yet to be disappointed in this department. Each instructor I have engaged with provided knowledge, safe learning spaces, thoughtful readings and assignments and a place where a student can both grow and thrive happily. I am a different student and person because of my involvement with this department and the instructors within. The language and lenses I leave with are gifts of academia, which I will always owe to the learning experiences shared with students and instructors in this department.”

The B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies is especially equipped to meet the challenges of our current moment. Our courses open minds and change lives. To put it plainly: our major equips learners with the knowledge to help address and develop approaches to help shape equitable and just futures. Students in our program pursue an interdisciplinary education that emphasizes social justice through the development of critical thinking, research, creativity, and analytical skills. Our academic program prepares graduates for careers in a variety of fields that deal with diverse populations as well as sustained political and social change. 

Course Delivery Methods: Degree requirements for the Gender & Sexuality Studies major, minor, and graduate minor can be completed face-to-face, online (online courses are offered through the Canvas learning system), or through a combination of both. Our degree is part of a robust program designed to incorporate traditional face-to-face instruction and the technological innovations of online instruction.

NMSU-Online: All departmental requirements for Gender & Sexuality Studies can be completed online through NMSU-O. If you are interested in pursuing an online degree, find us at NMSU Online and sign up now!

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