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Social Sciences

Sociology, Gender Studies Option

The Gender Studies degree option provides an academic approach to understanding the social construction of gender, the history of and important literature in the study of gender, and current research in the field of women’s and gender studies. This education will prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program in sociology or women’s and gender studies as well as other social science programs. The program provides students with skills that will prepare them for a wide range of career opportunities, especially those fields in which gender issues are an integral component of their mission.

Department Overview

The Gender Studies degree option provides an interdisciplinary approach to the academic exploration of a variety of relevant and significant trends in gender studies. Students will be introduced to a variety of issues through courses in sociology, psychology, and history.


The Gender Studies option can be completed in four semesters. Courses required for program completion included Women’s History, Sex and Gender Studies, Introduction to LGBT Studies, and The Family in Society.  Gender Studies Program Degree Worksheet (PDF)

What happens after graduation?

Most of our students transfer to a four-year university after their time here at Rose State. This option has been designed to prepare our students to enter a variety of baccalaureate programs. The good news is that our program offers a Mentorship program to help you make the move from Rose State to a four-year institution. For more information on this mentorship program, please email

Why Choose the Gender Studies?

Our Gender Studies program emphasizes critical examination of a multitude of gender specific topics across academic disciplines, which is vital to success in any career you choose.  You will learn how to critically evaluate cultural practices, societal beliefs and social standards about gender that shape the opportunities women and men face in their daily lives.  You can use these skills in a variety of careers in order to be a more successful and to make a difference in our society.


Elizabeth Boger
Elizabeth Boger
Professor Social Sciences Department
(405) 733-7521
Tara Hall
Tara Hall
Professor Social Sciences Department
(405) 736-0363