Course Sequence and Degree Transition

SEQUENCING OF COURSES AND TRANSITIONING FROM BA MAJOR IN WGS TO MA DEGREE

THIS IS A SAMPLE SEQUENCING FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED INTO THE BA/MA DURING THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT EITHER ILEANA NACHESCU OR JULIE RAJAN TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL SEQUENCING OF COURSES FOR THOSE ADMITTED IN THEIR JUNIOR YEAR.

During the first 2.5 years of their undergraduate education, students will complete most of their core curriculum and major requirements for the WGS major in their Bachelor’s Degree.

The specific path highlighting how students will transition from a BA majoring in WGS to an MA in Feminist Practices for Social Change is outlined in detail below:

  • Students majoring in WGS who are accepted into the accelerated BA/MA Program will initiate Master’s work in the spring semester of the junior (third) year of their undergraduate degree.
  • At the end of their senior (fourth) year of their undergraduate degree, students will have completed all undergraduate requirements to receive their Bachelor’s degree; they will also have completed nine credits toward the Master’s degree.
  • In the summer between their fourth and fifth years, students will complete a Practicum experience in a feminist organization and, in doing so, will earn an additional six graduate credits toward their Mast’s Degree.
  • During their fifth year, students complete an additional 15 credits of graduate work.
  • Students will also write their Practicum Reports in the fall and spring of their fifth year.
  • Students will defend their Practicum Reports in the spring semester of their fifth year.
  • The M.A. degree is awarded in May of their fifth academic year.

Please find below the sequencing of courses for the five-year BA/MA Degree schedule:

THIS IS A SAMPLE SEQUENCING FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED INTO THE BA/MA DURING THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT EITHER ILEANA NACHESCU OR JULIE RAJAN TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL SEQUENCING OF COURSES FOR THOSE ADMITTED IN THEIR JUNIOR YEAR.

First Year
(BA Freshman)

FALL SEMESTER
15 credits: core requirements

SPRING SEMESTER
15 credits: core requirements

Second Year
(BA Sophomore)
*Must declare WGS Major
FALL SEMESTER
15 credits: core + major requirements

SPRING SEMESTER
15 credits: core + major requirements

APPLY FOR ADMISSION INTO BA/M.A. PROGRAM IN SOPHOMORE YEAR

Third Year
(BA Junior/M.A. First Year)
*Can Apply for Admissions into the BA/MA Program
FALL SEMESTER
15 credits: major/minor

SPRING SEMESTER
18 credits: major + 1 MA course


Fourth Year

(BA Senior/M.A. Second Year)

FALL SEMESTER
18 credits: major + 1 MA course

SPRING SEMESTER
18 credits: major + 1 MA course
SUMMER SEMESTER
COMPLETE THE 6-CREDIT PRACTICUM

Fifth Year
(M.A. Third/Final Year)
FALL SEMESTER
9 credits: 3 MA courses
(2 required + 1 elective)
SPRING SEMESTER
6 credits: 2 MA courses
(1 required + 1 elective)