Women and Gender Studies

The field of Women and Gender Studies (WGS) investigates the systems of gender, power, and representation that shape the lives of women and men, girls and boys.

As an interdisciplinary field of study, WGS scholarship puts gender - what it means to be masculine or feminine - at the center of analysis. We ask such questions as: How does one's gender influence participation in the family, economy, politics, and the arts? How do language, ideology, and visual representation convey meanings about women's and men's status in society? How has that status changed historically? How does the experience of gender vary according to one's race, class, nationality, religion, and sexual identity? Through our interdisciplinary orientation linking the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education, WGS enables and inspires women and men to work together to promote social justice.

 

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Community Organizer

  • My future career:

    Counselor

  • My future career:

    Human Resource Development Manager

  • My future career:

    Lawyer

  • My future career:

    Professor

  • My future career:

    Public Health Educator

  • My future career:

    Social and Community Service Managers

  • Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Business Consultant
    • Compliance Officer
    • Human Resources Specialist
    • Legislative Aide
    • Social Worker