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2021-2022

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Bachelor of Arts

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Social Sciences (Reynolds Community College)
Reynolds Community College
Reynolds Community College
Program description

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies is committed to social transformation. Representing a wide range of disciplines, faculty in the department produce and disseminate interdisciplinary feminist knowledge and theories, and view them as vitally connected to community engagement and activism. The department encourages students to understand gender and sexuality as inextricably bound to other forms of difference and to examine how the construction of difference produces and reinforces social, cultural, economic and political inequities.

Career opportunities

Students in the department are introduced to new analytical, theoretical and creative frameworks to enable them to understand, critique and transform themselves and the world around them. Through teaching, activism, scholarly and creative production and community engagement, the department provides analytical and critical tools to equip students for careers in a broad range of fields, including but not limited to non-profits/NGOs, social services, health care, art production, publishing, education, social justice, and law.


Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies provides the background for students to understand, critique and transform themselves and the world around them. Through teaching, activism, scholarly and creative production and community engagement, the department provides analytical and critical tools to equip students for careers in a broad range of fields, including but not limited to non-profits/NGOs, social services, health care, art & media production, publishing, education, government and international development agencies, social justice, and law.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Fundraiser 
  • High School Teacher
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Marketing Research Specialist
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Social and Human Services Assistant 
  • Social Science Research Assistant
  • Staff and Legislative Assistant    
  • Technical Writer
  • Training & Development Specialist
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Attorney
  • College Professor or Administrator
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Social Worker
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • Quantitative Foundations requirement only
Science required
  • Natural Sciences requirement only
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • No
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0

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2021-2022

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Social Sciences)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the Reynolds Pathways Program.
  • Attend Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to gender and women's studies studies through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
Experience Year 2
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the GSWS department website to become familiar with the B.A. degree.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the GSWS Department.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or GSWS Department related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the Reynolds Pathways Program.
  • Attend Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to gender and women's studies studies through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the GSWS department website to become familiar with the B.A. degree.
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the GSWS Department.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or GSWS Department related events.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Find out about VCU REAL and learn about REAL graduation requirement.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Explore the types of aid available at VCU.

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Science: Social Sciences)

Reynolds Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts INFO 160, 161, 162 3 Elective
Foreign Language Foreign Language 101 VCU equivalent 4 General education
MTH 154 Quantitative Literacy MATH 131 3 General education
Laboratory Science Select 1: BIO 101, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, or PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 Major
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
Foreign Language Foreign Language 102 VCU equivalent 4 General education
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective VCU equivalent 1 Elective
History elective History elective HIST 3 General education
MTH 245 Statistics I STAT 210 3 General education
History elective History elective HIST 3 General education
Laboratory Science Select 1: BIO 101, 102, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, or PHY 201 VCU equivalent 4 General education
Humanities/Literature Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 253, 254 ENGL 3 General education
Social/Behavioral Science Select 1: PLS 211, PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 210 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Humanities/Literature Any 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 253, 254 ENGL 3 General education
Social/Behavioral Science Select 1: ECO 120, ECO 201, ECO 202, PLS 211, PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 210 VCU equivalent 3 General education
Transfer elective Transfer elective (select 9 credits from approved lists) VCU equivalent 9 Elective
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
GSWS 201 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies 3 Major (Ancillary)
GSWS 301 Feminist Theory 3 Major
GSWS 401 Topical Senior Seminar 3 Major
GSWS art, media, culture and creative expression course (200- to 400-level); see VCU advisor for course options 3 Major
GSWS methods of social transformation course (200-to 400-level); see VCU advisor for course options 3 Major
GSWS race, racism and anti-racism course (200- to 400-level); see VCU advisor for course options 3 Major
GSWS systems of power course (200- to 400-level); see VCU advisor for course options 3 Major
GSWS electives (three of four courses must be upper-level); see VCU advisor for course options 12 Major
Upper-level electives (300 or 400-level courses): consider a minor or a second major. Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU. 27 Elective
Credits completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120