Gender Studies

School of Arts, Communication, and Social Sciences

Dean: Cynthia McGregor, Ph.D.

Department Chair: Victor Chavez, M.A.

Office: 702B, (619) 482-6372

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General Description

The Women’s Studies program focuses on female experiences and questions of gender from a variety of perspectives including feminist theory, history, religion, literature, cross-cultural studies, psychology, sociology, sexuality, women and work, and society and family. This department explores the historical, social, and cultural contributions of women within a global perspective while providing knowledge about sexual forms of oppression. The study of women is the study of the history of humanity.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available to the women’s studies major. A few of these require an associate in arts degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: historian, high school or college instructor, researcher, writer, lawyer, politician, lobbyist, commentator, social critic, research assistant, film producer, judge, cultural anthropologist, museum curator, publisher, cultural affairs specialist, business owner, administrator, sociologist, and mother.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
Gender Studies A1201

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.


Laura Ryan, M.A.