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Social Justice Studies, Gender Studies

Santa Monica College

Degree:Associate; University Transfer
Field of Study:Women's Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,670

Approximate cost converted from US dollars.


This program involves the understanding of the history, sociology, and politics of women, gender, and sexuality in society. The program examines gender and sexuality-based oppression throughout history, and also the ways in which women have taken power over their lives. Students will better understand the impact of women, gender, and sexuality on various cultures at various times, and evaluate changing social patterns and the effects of institutions and cultural assumptions. The program can lead to a variety of careers, including a community organizer, political lobbyist and political strategist. This degree may also prepare the student for further study at the baccalaureate level.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students eligible for regular admission to Santa Monica College must be 18 years of age or older or must possess either: (1) a high school diploma from a U.S. regionally accredited or from a foreign high school; (2) a GED; (3) a California High School Certificate of Proficiency (CHSPE); or the equivalent (i.e., a HiSET score report; a TASC [Test Assessing Secondary Completion] score report).
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 450] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 45] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 133] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 5]
    Application Notes :

    • Sponsor's Official Bank Statement to demonstrate you can meet SMC's estimated tuition and living expenses.
    • A copy of your passport information and expiration page.
    • Records from the last school attended. If the school was a college, university, or high school within the US, official transcripts must be sent directly from the awarding institution to the International Education Center at SMC. US transcripts must show a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Write a personal essay (must be at least 500 words) explaining your reason(s) for applying to Santa Monica College.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 30, 2020