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Department ofWomen's & Gender Studies

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Welcoming. Enlightening. Hopeful. Exciting. These are just a few of the words our students use to describe their experiences in the Women's and Gender Studies department.

Wondering what your path might look like as a Women's and Gender Studies major? Hear from a few of our students on what the department means to them.

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What can you do with a degree in Women's & Gender Studies?

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By the time they complete their degree, Women's and Gender Studies students are subject experts in the areas of gender, intersectionality, and equity, with an understanding of what it takes to empower themselves and others to become change makers. This makes them highly competitive on the job market, as employers increasingly seek candidates with intersectional expertise.

Career fields include:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law and Politics
  • Not-For-Profit and Advocacy Work

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We are a community that cares deeply about social justice in every aspect of life.

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