Gender and Women's Studies

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Career Opportunities With A Major Or Minor In Gender and Women’s Studies

College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.

Gender and Women’s Studies courses combine effectively with courses in management, organizational development, psychology, history, English, education, social work, nursing, human services, law enforcement, advertising, public relations, marketing, and finance, among others. Employment opportunities exist in non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and business and professional arenas. By emphasizing writing, research, and critical analysis, the program also prepares students for graduate or professional school.

Skills Related To Gender and Women’s Studies

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically
  • Comprehensive command of grammar and vocabulary
  • Good listening, clarifying, questioning, and responding skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to conduct and clearly explain research results
  • Ability to make critical observations
  • Good at organizing ideas, material, and people

President George W. Bush signs H.R. 7311, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House.  Named for English abolitionist William Wilberforce, who led the Parliamentary movement against the British slave trade in the early 19th century, this bill authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, enhancing measures to combat trafficking in persons.   White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Professor Donna Hughes was honored by being invited to the White House to witness the signing of the Wilberforce anti-trafficking law that she helped to write. (December, 2008)

Careers related to Gender and Women’s Studies

A Gender and Women’s Studies major can do anything and everything!

Check back soon for an exciting list of career opportunities.


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