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Women’s and Gender Studies

Career Paths

A 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 and diverse and global education that explores institutional and political influences on women and gender across race, class, ethnicity and sexuality and nation.  Such a background makes them valuable in the 21st century workplace.

Students can seek employment with various types of organizations - public, private, government and non-profit. Our graduates find job opportunities in such fields and areas, as directors of non-profits, government, communications and media, law, public relations, human services, research, teaching, international relations, public health and other career fields.

The 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 Minors 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.