2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Aug 13, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST), BI™


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The BI in Women’s and Ethnic Studies degree provides an opportunity for students to integrate a scholarly, community-oriented, socially engaged and interdisciplinary major with a grounding in business, entrepreneurship, and technology. This degree will help prepare students to enter career fields in business, engineering and technology by cultivating the skills and knowledge to work with diverse clients and markets. In addition, this degree will attract more women and students of color to careers in which they remain under-represented.

The degree is structured so that students will gain a depth of understanding in WEST, and a breadth of knowledge and experience through an Innovation core and Cross-disciplinary courses. The Innovation core introduces students to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and team projects with regional organizations. The Cross-discipline Core choices for WEST majors include business, engineering technology, globalization, or inclusive education.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these credit hours must be upper-division level (3000+ level).

Course Requirements


The Women’s and Ethnic Studies BI requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of WEST course work, 21 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level). All WEST courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

WEST Core Courses (10 credit hours)


Complete each of the following courses:

WEST Substantive Area Courses (9 credit hours)


Complete one course (3 credit hours) from each of the following three substantive areas.

  • Courses cannot be counted in more than one area.
  • Please visit the WEST website for the most updated list of course choices.

Transnational/Global Studies

Creative and Artistic Expression

Social Movements, Communities, and History 

Upper-Division WEST Electives (9 credit hours)


Complete an additional 9 hours of upper-division (3000+ level) WEST courses.

Cross-Discipline Core (15 credit hours)


Complete one of the Cross-Discipline Cores listed below. Each Cross-Discipline Core consists of 15 credit hours. Open the expandable lists to see course options.

For more information on the Bachelor of Innovation degree, see the program page: Bachelor of Innovation™ (BI) Degree  

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