Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog 
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Major

Requirements for the Major

A major in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies requires a minimum of 11 courses including senior thesis.


*Concentration to be decided upon in consultation with major adviser. Also, the student’s senior thesis needs to be on a topic related to the concentration. Examples of concentrations include:  Media; Transnationalisms; Science,Technology and Medicine; Politics; Art and Performance; Postcolonialisms; Settler Colonialisms; Imperialisms; Decolonialities; Ecology; Disability; Law and the Criminal Justice System.

Honors Requirements

Qualified students will be encouraged to apply for honors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in their junior year. In order to receive honors, a student must notify the department chair in the spring of their junior year and fulfill the following additional criteria:

  1. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; GPA in major of 3.67 or higher.
  2. Receive an A or A- on a two-semester thesis.
  3. Present thesis work-in-progress for discussion and review by FGSS faculty at the end of the fall semester and participate in a thesis defense at the end of the spring semester.
  4. Take two additional Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses (for a total of 12 courses).