2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Gender Studies, B.S.

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Mission Statement

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Coastal Carolina University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of gender and its intersections with other identity markers such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, and ability/ disability as economic, political, and cultural constructs. It celebrates diversity, acknowledges women’s accomplishments, conditions, and contributions, and highlights the ideologies implicit in women’s places in societies both in the U.S. and internationally. The B.S. in Women in STEM rigorously investigates the gendered nature of knowledge, institutions, and cultures specifically in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to promote experiential learning, engaged citizenship, and diversity. Using gender as a critical lens across disciplines, the B.S. in Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Women in STEM proposes innovative ways of understanding human experience and empowering CCU students to become productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify the intersecting nature of our identities (gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, nationality, etc.) and analyze how those intersections affect different communities’ experiences with privilege and oppression.
  2. Employ interdisciplinary and feminist methodologies to think critically about knowledge and social systems, inequalities, and effective ways to implement change in STEM-related fields.
  3. Demonstrate information literacy to investigate solutions to contemporary social issues in STEM-related fields and articulate their findings convincingly in various forms of communication;
  4. Contribute to their own and other communities’ thriving in a diverse and global world through experiential learning projects.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements (38-40 Credits)

Core Curriculum (36-40 Total Credit Hours)  

Graduation Requirements (3-6 credits)

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *  

Major Requirements (33 credits)

Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for all major requirements.

Minor in a STEM field (18-21 credits)

Students will be advised to choose a minor that supports their career plans and interests in one of the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Marine Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Science. Students may also pursue a minor in Environmental Science.

If students choose to double major in one of the above STEM fields, the minor requirement will be waived.

Electives (9-18 credits)

Students will be advised to choose electives that support their career plans and interests.

Total Credits Required: 120 Credits

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