The College of Liberal Arts’ Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies is a small, close-knit program where students receive individual attention from faculty. If you want to further your education on these important issues without earning a full degree our Certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies or Minor in LGBT Studies could be the perfect option for you.

Unmatched Support

Our students benefit from small classes taught by renowned faculty who conduct cutting edge research on gender and sexuality. In addition to our core faculty, there are more than 60 faculty both within CLA and in other schools across the university, who are affiliated with our program. Many of these faculty teach courses that our majors and minors can take to fulfill requirements. All of them are committed to the goal of gender and sexuality-based equity.

Job Prospects

Our students learn actively through fieldwork and internships connected to their career interests. Our graduates pursue graduate degrees in every field and go on to have careers in business, teaching, healthcare, technology, social work, government, the arts, and much more. Build your resume or portfolio by choosing a major or minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. We also offer a Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Studies.

  • Already majoring in another department or program, but interested in GSWS? Add GSWS as a double major.
Degree Offerings

Or, earn a Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies while simultaneously earning your B.A. in another department or program.

Certificate Offerings

Accelerated Degree Offerings

We also offer the following +1 accelerated B.A. + Master’s degree programs:

Academic Advising and Professional Development

Take full advantage of the College of Liberal Arts’ flexible curriculum with the help of our award-winning advisors. We’ll help you select a major or minor and graduate on time. Beyond academics, our advisors ensure that you have a rich experience at Temple by complementing your academic work with study abroad programs, internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

At Temple, we believe that students from all walks of life should have access to an outstanding college education. If you need help paying for your education, you aren’t alone. Most students receive some form of financial aid to fund their education. About 69% of first-year Temple students receive need-based financial aid, and the average first-year financial aid package is about $15,000. Eligible students receive financial assistance from federal, state, private and university sources. Explore all available funding and apply early to make your college education an affordable experience.

Fly in 4

Take charge of your future and limit your debt. The Fly in 4 partnership allows you to complete your degree on time—or Temple will pay for your remaining coursework. Graduating on time means your path to success starts sooner. We provide you with the resources you need to graduate in four years, like academic advising and classes offered when you need them. You commit to doing what it takes to blaze your career path in four years.

Undergraduate Tuition

No Added Tuition Costs. That’s the promise the College of Liberal Arts makes (and keeps) to all of our incoming students. We know deciding to attend college is a big one, both in life and financially, so we're committed to keeping costs down. We're one of only three schools/colleges at Temple University that do not charge a tuition differential, so what you see is what you pay. Our priority is helping you graduate with less student debt. 

We understand that, at this phase, you are weighing all your options, and you should be! It's crucial to find the right fit for YOU and YOUR PASSIONS.

For more information, visit Temple's costs, aid and scholarships page and Temple’s tuition calculator. To see tuition rates for all Temple schools and colleges, visit Temple’s 2023–2024 tuition rates page.