Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

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Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA) degree with an emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. This sample schedule assumes a fall start. If you wish to take alternate courses not listed below please meet with a Central advisor to confirm you're still meeting AA degree ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA) degree with an emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. This sample schedule assumes a fall start. If you wish to take alternate courses not listed below please meet with a Central advisor to confirm you're still meeting AA degree requirements.

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA) degree with an emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, business, government, entertainment, and education. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a Gender and Women Studies or related program at a four-year college or university.

Students in this pathway develop skills in critical thinking, writing and verbal communication, analysis and research, cultural competency and multi-cultural awareness, as well as collaboration, interpersonal communication, and leadership. Competencies in these areas consistently rank at the top of employer wish lists.

Many of the courses on this pathway contribute to the Equity and Social Justice Emphasis. Students who receive the required number of Equity and Social Justice courses will receive a notation on their transcript. Please see an advisor to learn more about the Equity and Social Justice Emphasis.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at Seattle Central College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

Before You Start

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 1

ENGL& 101
Choose a Course
5 units
MATH& 146
Choose a Course
5 units
WMN200
Intro to Gender Studies
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 2

ENGL& 102
Choose a Course
5 units
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
PSYC257 or WMN140 or HIST140
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 3

  • Check with transfer institutions’ planning resources for core Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies courses required for major
  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
  • Explore Learning Communities options
Natural World Lab Science
Choose a Course
5 units
Pick one from the following list
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 4

  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact GWSS departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
  • Check in with a GWSS faculty during their posted office hours regarding possible careers and academic opportunities
  • Explore Learning Communities options
Natural World
Choose a Course
5 units
Global Studies
Choose a Course
5 units
Integrated Studies
Choose a Course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 5

  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
  • Look for summer internships such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
  • Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
  • Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
  • Ask for letters of recommendation (if needed)
  • Explore Learning Communities options
Integrated Studies
Choose a Course
5 units
AA U.S. Culture
Choose a Course
5 units
Pick one from the following list
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 6

Communication
Choose a Course
5 units
Pick one from the following list
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a Course
5 units

More Information

A Gender, Women, and Sexuality pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Education
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist or Trainer
  • Human Resources
  • Social Work
  • Advocacy
  • Union Organizing 
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Journalism/Media
  • Human rights

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to:  

A Bachelor’s degree in Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies or a related field at a four-year college or university.

Seattle Central College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies graduates from Central have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a Central advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies programs in Washington state or around the country. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit Central's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

For more information, contact
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
206.934.4164
AHSS.Central@seattlecolleges.edu

Advising Contact

Advising hours and services: seattlecentral.edu/campus-life/student-support-and-services/transfer-and-career-advising/meet-advisor

Schedule phone and Zoom appointments: Starfish

Email and phone: AdvisorCentral@seattlecolleges.edu/ 206.934.4068/ 206.934.4068

Location: Broadway Campus BE1102D