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Women’s Studies Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

Do you have an interest in the social and cultural influences that have shaped the lives and roles of women?

If you have an interest in how gender impacts a diverse number of fields including law, public policy, communications, academia, business, management and the health industry, the Women's Studies Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree is worth exploring.  This program will prepare you for the future in the best tradition of the liberal arts - by emphasizing the critical thinking skills. With your Associate in Arts degree from Gulf Coast, you can transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

A significant number of graduates with degrees in women's studies choose occupations in the community and social service fields. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) indicates that the median salary for social workers in 2015 was $45,900.00 annually (bachelor’s degree education level).  The OOH lists the median salaries for community and social service occupations was $42,010 in May, 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.00.

Many career options are available to you including attorney, case manager, college professor, community health outreach, director of counseling services, domestic violence victim counselor, editor, human resource manager, office manager, police officer and social worker. 

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Who is eligible for the women's studies Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to Women's Studies Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
See General Education Requirement 6
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 Electives 24
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

Recommended electives: 

+*PHI2600, Ethics, 3 crs. (Meets Area II Humanities requirement for AA)

+*LIT2040, World Drama, 3 crs. (Meets Area III Humanities requirement for AA)

SPC1608, Intro to Public Speaking, 3 crs.

DEP2004, Developmental Psychology, 3 crs.

•EVR1001, Environmental Science, 3 crs.

•ANT2000, Anthropology, 3 crs.

EUH1001, Western Civilization, 3 crs.

WST2010, Intro to Women’s Studies, 3 crs.

•SYG2000, Sociology, 3 crs.

+*LIT2380, Women in Literature, 3 crs. (Meets Area III Humanities requirement for A.A.)


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 

How much can I earn with a degree in Women's Studies?

 A significant number of graduates with degrees in women's studies choose occupations in the community and social service fields. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) indicates that the median salary for social workers in 2015 was $45,900.00 annually (bachelor’s degree education level).  The OOH lists the median salaries for community and social service occupations was $42,010 in May, 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.00.

 

 What jobs are available with an undergraduate degree in Women's Studies?

 

 My Academic Plan (MAP)

Be in charge of your academic plan!  Refer to My Adademic Plan (MAP-AA/Liberal Arts (WOM-AA)) for a recommended path and timetable, from start to graduation, for obtaining your degree or certification.

 Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

 Learn More

Ready to apply?  You'll need to complete the gerneral admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit Gulf Coast State's Admissions page to learn more about the application process.

 Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

 

CONTACT AN ADVISOR

Cindy Boshelle
Counselor, Student Affairs
Phone:  850-769-1551 X2829
Email:  cboshelle@gulfcoast.edu

Jennifer Linn Hamilton
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division
Phone:  850-769-1551  X5850
Email: jhamilton@gulfcoast.edu

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Tara VanNette
Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division
Phone:  850-769-1551 X2830
Email: tvannette@gulfcoast.edu

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