WGS Emergency Fund Scholarship
The purpose of the WGS Student Emergency Fund Scholarship is to support students in need of “emergency” funding. An emergency is broadly defined to include those categories not covered as part of the regular cost of attendance (i.e. NOT “tuition fees, books and supplies, meals, housing, transportation, and personal expenses” per Financial Aid). During the 2016-2017 academic year, 14 scholarships were awarded.
The award is open to all graduate and undergraduate students majoring or minoring in WGS. Preference is given to graduate students and undergraduate majors, and there is no GPA requirement. The scholarship is open to all students, regardless of citizenship status.
Contact the Department Chair for more information. If your application is awarded, a copy of a bill tied to your emergency may be required.
WGS Department Scholarships
More than 60 Bay Area-based nonprofit social justice and arts organizations offer internships to Women and Gender Studies majors.
Women and Gender Studies Publications
Publications are created each semester by the students in WGS 690: Senior Seminar, the capstone for majors in Women and Gender Studies.
Advancement to Candidacy
The Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) is filed after the student has completed a minimum of 12 units, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and before completing 27 units of work applicable to the M.A. degree. Once the ATC form is approved, the student is advanced to candidacy. Further information may also be found at the Division of Graduate Studies website.
M.A. Culminating Projects
Student theses and creative projects from 1971 to present
Undergraduate Career Options
Career options for majors and minors
Graduate Career Options
Career options for the master of arts in Women and Gender Studies.
Current Course list
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".
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.
Advising Resource Center
Women and Gender Studies Resource Room
Located in Humanities 316, this space is available for study and small social gatherings, Monday-Friday 9-5, Fall and Spring semesters unless there is a previously scheduled meeting. Please consult the room calendar for meeting times.
The resource room also has a refreshed (non-circulating) library, with many current course texts and books of interest to WGS students. Browse the complete WGS library.