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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies


Women’s and gender studies majors engage in a comprehensive education emphasizing analytical, critical and communication skills, creating abilities that are in high demand for employers. Our multidisciplinary focus prepares graduates to work in an increasingly diverse and global world. Many of our majors have transitioned directly from their internships to exciting and fulfilling careers in the same agency or profession.

Workforce success

Women’s and gender studies  students graduate with skill sets that encompass:

  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Self-confidence critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ability to work with diverse communities

Career options by sector

The degree is particularly timely as women’s expanding social roles have led to new job opportunities. We want our graduates to be significant actors in shaping society through jobs related to:

  • Academia
  • Advocacy
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Criminal justice
  • Community Organizing
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Government
  • Human resources
  • International policy
  • Journalism
  • K-12 education
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Non-profits and non-governmental organizations
  • Policy
  • Public health
  • Research
  • Social work
  • Women’s health
  • Writing

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.