Gender and Women’s Studies (A.A.)

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The Departments of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice and Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts offer an interdisciplinary major in Gender and Women’s Studies leading to an Associate in Arts degree. This major focuses on gender as the object of analysis and addresses the many issues, inequalities, social constructions, and realities that gender presents in our contemporary society and throughout history. It draws on theories and methods from the humanities and social sciences to place women and other marginalized groups at the center of learning and to critically analyze the ways in which gender intersects with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexuality, sexual identity, disability, and other social categories.

Career Options

Some of the career options with a background in gender and women’s studies include non-profit, policy, advocacy, government, law and others. Find out where some Gender and Women’s Studies graduates are now working.  See some of our resources for finding jobs in this field.

Transfer Options

This program has articulation agreements with Brooklyn College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Gender and Women’s Studies (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Common Core2

Curriculum Requirements

XXX xxx Liberal Arts Electives 3
XXX xxx General Electives 3

General Electives (Choose 9 credits from the following)

GWS xxx Gender and Women’s Studies Electives 3
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  3. Students must select specific sections of this course.


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2019-2020 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

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