StudyQA — Bachelor: Women Studies — Kansas State University

Women Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 282 / program Foreign:$ 735 / program  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:1022 Duration:

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In the classroom, women’s studies faculty members foster an interactive learning environment and encourage students to consider their own experiences in relation to course content. As an academic field, women’s studies is interdisciplinary. Courses are offered in the Department of Women’s Studies and in 17 other disciplines throughout the university.

Faculty expertise and course offerings are especially strong in women and gender in a global perspective, gender analysis of literature and culture, and community service and social change.


With a degree in women’s studies, a graduate is prepared for a variety of career options such as administration and work in women’s organizations and advocacy organizations; human rights, health and human services fields; public policy; medicine; business; law; or education.

Women’s studies also provides a firm foundation for graduate study. K-State women’s study majors have gone on to master’s and doctoral degree programs in women’s studies, law, social work, business, American studies, English, library science and more.


  • Advertising agencies, grant-writing agencies, newspapers — anywhere skills in communication and analysis are valued.
  • Advocacy groups, health and human services organizations — anywhere the ability to analyze social structures, plan and implement improvements is critical.
  • The U.S. Justice Department, policy think tanks, economic development councils, law firms, chambers of commerce — anywhere understanding of diverse communities is necessary.
  • Schools and universities — anywhere understanding diverse communities and the relationship of gender to education is valued.
  • Libraries, archives, museums — anywhere awareness of cultural diversity and skills in communication and community relationships are crucial.
  • Corporations, small businesses and nongovernmental organizations — anywhere understanding a diverse workforce and global working conditions is needed.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
  • USD 282 Module (National)
  • USD 735 Module (International)

*Tuition fee per one credit hour

Start date January,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Required courses

Five core courses are required for all majors
  • Fundamentals of Women’s Studies
  • Resistance and Social Movements
  • Feminist Thought
  • Women’s Studies Research
  • Methods and Methodologies
  • Capstone Seminar in Women’s Studies

Elective courses

The remaining 15 hours necessary for the major can be selected from approved electives. Electives are divided into five topical clusters. Students must take at least one course (3 hours) from three different clusters. One elective must be numbered 500 or higher.


Women’s studies faculty members’ areas of specialization include literary criticism, U.S. education reform, global fair trade, environmental action, global feminism, sexuality studies and popular culture analysis.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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International admission:

  • Online international student undergraduate application
  • $80 USD application fee
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
  • High school and university transcripts

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


Financial assistance

  • Founders Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Women’s Studies: Awarded annually to a women’s studies major entering the junior orsenior year. The 2014-2015 award is $850.
  • Nichols Scholarship: Awarded annually to one women’s studies major of freshman or sophomore standing. Students may apply for this award. The 2014-2015 award is $850.
  • Essay prize: Awarded for the best undergraduate essay written that year in a women’s studies course.Student may submit essays for this $100 award.


Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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