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Women’s and Gender Studies

Career Paths

A major or minor in Women’s and Gender Studies leads to challenging careers in a wide spectrum of occupations in the private and non-profit sector.  Our graduates are equipped with an interdisciplinary, diverse, and global education that explores institutional and political influences on gender and women across race, class, ethnicity, sexuality and nation.  Such a background is highly valued in both the work place and graduate schools. 

Our graduates are employed in various types of organizations - public, private, government and non-profit. Our graduates have found job opportunities in such fields and areas as directors of non-profits, government, communications and media, law, public relations, human rights, human services, research, teaching, international relations (including international gender specialists), public health, and other career fields.

The WGS curriculum also prepares students for graduate study in the fields of women’s / gender / sexuality studies or for advanced study in traditional disciplines and professional fields. A number of our Women’s and Gender Studies alums have gone on to and have completed graduate work in the fields of women’s and gender studies, law, sociology, communication, psychology, education, history, social work, and political science.