Undergraduate Program in Women's Studies
The undergraduate program in Women's Studies at the University
at Albany has been cited for excellence by the National Women's
Studies Association for its long and successful history of innovative
teaching, and by the prestigious journal Signs:
Journal of Women in Culture and Society for its exemplary
commitment to educating women for participation in the political
Department offers the B.A. in Women's Studies; students may also
pursue a double major or a minor. Outstanding students may apply
to the combined B.A./M.A. program once they have completed a
minimum of 60 credits, and if accepted, may apply up to 10 credits
of graduate work toward both their undergraduate and graduate
degree requirements. Students are encouraged to apply for the
Women's Studies Honors Program.
who enroll in Women's Studies find out that one course can change
their lives. They meet peers from New York and the world; they
encounter persons from backgrounds different from their own
and learn the value of building bridges that promote communication
across the lines that divide us; in particular they gain insight
into the lives of students from other racial, ethnic, class,
and family forms, including differences in sexual orientation.
Both women and men who enroll in Women's Studies learn to analyze
gender in the context of these differences, and to assess its
impact on individuals and institutions.