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Students should be sure to meet with their advisor in the first few weeks of the semester to discuss courses and degree program.

Office hours are posted in Humanities 315 and on the Department website under "Faculty".

M.A. Students

Evren Savci, PhD, Graduate Coordinator


Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Martha Kenney, PhD (

All Students Spring 2018

Please visit her calendar to make an appointment.  If you cannot attend her scheduled office hours, please e-mail Prof. Kenney at to arrange an alternate meeting time.  If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, follow the “cancel” link on your confirmation e-mail to cancel.

WGS also recommends meeting with an ARC advisor . ARC advisors can help you understand SFSU requirements and make sure you are on track for graduation.  This is not a replacement for major/minor advising, but complementary.  We suggest meeting with both WGS and ARC advisors once per semester. 

What to Bring to your Advising Meeting

Declaring WGS as your Major

Major declaration form 
WGS major advising form
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Declaring WGS as your Minor

Minor declaration form 
WGS minor advising form
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (first time)

WGS major or minor advising form
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Advising Meeting (continuing student)

Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report

Graduation Paperwork

Prof. Kenney will be visiting WGS 690 on February 14 to sign your graduation paperwork.  If you are not taking WGS 690 this semester and are graduating in Spring 2018, please make an appointment with Prof. Kenney before February 14 at   Bring the following paperwork:

Application to graduate
Pick up your WGS advising folder from Hum 315
Unofficial transcripts
Degree Progress Report


Advising Forms

Students wishing to declare Women and Gender Studies as their major or minor should make an appointment with one of the undergraduate advisers. Before meeting with an adviser make sure to fill out page one of an advising form. Bring your unofficial transcripts and/or Academic Progress report, both available through your Student Center, to your first meeting.

Minor Advising Form (pdf)

Major Advising Form (pdf)


Complementary Studies Requirement for Majors

New requirement as of Fall 2014: Complementary Studies

"Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of Complementary Studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the Complementary Studies requirement. Details about Complementary Studies can be found in the Bulletin description for each B.A. degree. Students who have earned AA-T or AS-T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. These students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units."

WGS students in the past have used the complementary studies requirement as a way to acquire a minor as well. Some popular minors with our students have been, but are not limited to, Ethnic Studies, BECA, Communications, and Comparative Literature. (

It is important to note that some minor programs allow students to double count WGS courses. Please make sure you check with your minor department.