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Department ofWomen's 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 Studies department.

Wondering what your path might look like as a Women's 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 Studies?

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By the time they complete their degree, Women's 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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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!