Women’s and Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies at a Glance

In our classes, you will discover and ask questions that perhaps no one’s ever challenged you with before: How have women been portrayed in the media and religion? In what ways do gender stereotypes influence politics and literature? How does our society compare to others in its treatment of women?

When you major in Women’s and Gender Studies, you study a range of courses including – politics, communication, literature, history, art, sociology, and psychology from many different perspectives. You will take an interdisciplinary set of courses introducing you to hidden histories, exploring complex social structures, confronting injustice and oppression, and preparing you to be citizens of the future.

Why study Women’s and Gender Studies?

Employers are looking for critical thinking, writing, presentation and problem-solving skills. A major or minor in Women’s and Gender studies gives you transferable skills for future job(s). Women’s and Gender Studies students may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Some students find work in advocacy or social services-related positions, community development, business, and government. Others find work in education, health care, and/or law.

Transferable Skills or What can you offer your employer?

When you complete the Women’s and Gender Studies program you will have the ability to:

  • Critically examine evidence and information.
  • Plan projects and conduct needs assessment
  • Communicate clearly with a diverse groups of people
  • Find and use information on contemporary social issues
  • Understand differences of gender, sexuality, race, culture, and social class in the work place