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Women's Studies

Study the past and present role of women from a historical, societal, cultural, economic and literary perspective. Examine the role of gender in determining the course of individual lives and in structuring societies.

You will explore how class, ethnicity, education and sexual orientation impact the lives of women around the world—and how gender influences all of our lives on a daily basis.

Develop solid writing and analytical skills that can lead to careers in social work, communications, education and successful post-graduate study.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Prince George
120 credits,  4 Years,
Part-time available
Experiential Learning
Co-op,  Study Abroad,  Undergraduate Research Experience
Honours Option
Jan,  May,  Sep

Program Details

You will apply a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of women’s and gender issues with subjects including anthropology, First Nations studies, history, and environmental studies. 

This program emphasizes two core themes:

  1. Appreciation and production of knowledge by, for, and about women
  2. Role of gender in our own society, in other cultures, and in the past

Examine concepts of literary theory, colonialism, masculinity, globalization, feminism, and justice while you learn to think critically about the meaning of gender in society.

Consider four joint majors for greater education depth and diversity:

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Career Paths

  • Court services officer
  • Journalist
  • Communications manager
  • Humanitarian/relief agency worker
  • Counsellor
This degree provides a strong foundation for further studies in disciplines such as education, library science, social work, health science, law or for pursuing your master's or PhD.

Why at UNBC

  • Participate in internships, independent studies, and rigorous training in research best practices
  • Work closely with engaged professors who are involved in active research projects in various subjects
  • Participate in the varied activities of the Northern Women’s Centre and the Northern Feminist Institute for Research and Evaluation (Northern FIRE)
  • Explore diverse and thoughtful curriculum that spans the humanities and science
UNBC motto

'En Cha Huná

UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, reminds us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” 'En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.

Admission Requirements

High School Requirements (applicable for B.C. and Yukon)

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Domestic Admission Requirements

View the full list of Approved Academic Grade 12 Courses

More high school admission requirements (including out-of-province, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement)

Transfer Requirements

  • Have attempted at least 15 credit hours of post-secondary transferrable coursework from a recognized institution
  • Be in good academic standing at the transfer institution
  • Have a 2.0 GPA from the most recent 30 credits prior to transfer
  • For the purposes of verifying any outstanding first-year prerequisites, high school transcripts may be requested

Detailed transfer requirements

Tuition and Fees

Approximate Costs per Academic Year

(30 credit hours, 10 courses)

  Domestic International
Tuition* $5,870 $24,770
Student Fees* $1,185 $1,185
Books* $1,700 $1,700

* Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs.

Tuition and Fees

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

View the hundreds of available scholarships, bursaries, and awards.

  • 1 in 4 students receive a UNBC financial award.
  • $3,500,000 in financial awards given each year.
Awards and Financial Aid Information for Indigenous Students

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