Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

If you care about equality and inclusion, if you are curious how ideas about gender and sexuality impact society, or if you want to learn about how social movements and political activism can change the world, then you will enjoy courses in GSWS. Our vision is to bring feminist, queer, and intersectional understandings to the analysis of power and how it operates.


The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a major, a minor, and joint majors with several other programs in the Faculty.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

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Admission requirements for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Gender & Women's Studies

Applying to a joint major

After you have been admitted, speak to an advisor about the joint major option.

Applying to the minor program

You may add the minor program to any major program. Speak to your faculty advisor.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Community Affairs Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Equity Officer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations
  • Social Worker
  • Women's Health Care
  • Women's Right Advocate
  • Youth Worker