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Undergraduate Program


You can set up an appointment with a WGS advisor here. Additionally, you can email guao@austin.utexas.edu with any questions. They look forward to meeting with you!

Get to know your advisor, and let them get to know you!

“I want to know what issues you care about, why you are interested in Women’s and Gender Studies, and any career aspirations or curiosities you might have.  This will help me recommend different types of classes for you, and maybe even scholarship opportunities!”  - Jackie Salcedo, M.Ed (pronouns: she/her/hers), Texas Exes James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising Recipient 2024.


The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate program that includes the Bachelor of Arts degree, a Women's and Gender Studies Minor, and a transcript-recognized Certificate program in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies. The WGS degree is a valuable major, double major, or minor and functions as an important credential in applying to graduate or professional school and in today's job market and global economy. 

Intersectional and Interdisciplinary

The program's large and diverse faculty is drawn from the university's 18 colleges and schools. Particular strengths of the faculty include African-American studies, cultural studies, diaspora studies, feminist theories, health and social welfare, international and post-colonial feminisms, media studies, performance studies, popular culture, LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies and public policy.

Career Exploration

A WGS BA degree gives you many options.  See our list of the Career Centers at UT Austin on this page. Many of our students go onto graduate programs, law school, medical school, or remain in the education field.  Others continue their work in non-profit and advocacy organizations, or find careers in the private sector.  While at UT Austin, you are eligible to work with Liberal Arts Career Services and Texas Career Engagement to design your professional trajectory.  Texas Career Engagement serves all students, employers and campus and community partners with a specialized focus on interdisciplinary career development, and campus-wide employer engagement. We do this through career counseling, coaching and programming for undergraduates and alumni; academic and non-academic career advising and professional development for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars; collaborations with campus partners; curricular integrations with faculty; and consultations with employers to develop campus-wide talent pipelines.


Because of the small size of our programs, our undergraduate students receive individual attention.  Undergraduates are also invited to join our graduate students in all of our activities throughout the year, such as: workshops, conferences, special guest lectures, and faculty colloquiums.  SAGE: The WGS Undergraduate Student Organization is a social and educational organization aiming to provide space for Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS) majors.

Visit WGSS:
Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Burdine Hall (BUR), Suite 536
Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Join the WGS Undergraduate Listserv to find out more about the undergraduate program and Center news and events.
To subscribe, please visit: https://utlists.utexas.edu/sympa/subscribe/wgs-undergrads

What can I do with a WGS degree?

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