As a field, Women’s Studies presents an exciting opportunity to anyone who wants to know more about the impact of gender on their lives and the world. The focus on a core aspect of all our identities makes the field personally rewarding and socially important. Attentiveness to diversity, power, and women's unique creative contributions to human experience are central aspects of this training. Our faculty work closely with students in order to help foster their success. Students also find a sense of community and leadership opportunities through participation in P.O.W.E.R.: The Women’s Studies Student Organization.
Many of our students choose Women’s Studies as their primary field. Other students choose Women’s Studies as a double major to complement a primary field or discipline. Double majors say their first major defines the field in which they work, Women’s Studies gives them a special focus and edge within that field.
What You Can Do
Nationally, Women’s Studies students have established successful careers in a variety of fields from politics to law, k-12 to graduate studies, biology to nursing, the creative arts to telecommunications, criminology to victim services, business and management to grass roots organizing, history to philosophy, and human resources to social services.
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Women and Work
- Women and Politics
- Women, Ethics, & the Environment
- Women, Violence, & the Law
- Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies
What You Can Learn
- How to combine political and intellectual passions with scholarly research to become a leader in today’s rapidly changing world.
- The role of feminist activism and feminist organizations in the promotion of social policies designed to end social inequality.
- Critical and analytical tools to understand and contribute to interdisciplinary research on issues faced by women and children in the United States and across the globe.
- The symbiotic relationship between theory and practice through experiential learning opportunities aimed at unleashing students’ creativity and fostering self awareness.
- The historical, political, and philosophical roots of feminism and feminist studies across disciplines.
About the College
The College of Social Sciences studies the human experience, including the depth of the past and the breadth of the entire planet.
We place emphasis on learning practical skills to aid you in your career. Our students do internships, participate in archaeological digs, or do service-learning projects with a non-profit agency. Students can assist on research projects or organize a social change project.
Whatever a student's major, they enjoy our witty and talented faculty and our caring staff as they discover our social world.
College Contact Information
Phone: (559) 278-3013
FAX: (559) 278-7664
5340 N. Campus Drive MS/SS91
Fresno CA 93740-8019
Women's Studies Program
McKee Fisk Building, 244
2225 East San Ramon M/S MF19
Fresno, CA 93740-8029
Phone: (559) 278-2858
Fax: (559) 278-5230