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What Can You Do with a Degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies?

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies provides you with all the benefits of a liberal arts degree.  Liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, which can be applied to a multitude of careers.  It demonstrates to a potential employer that: you have the confidence, skills, and maturity to earn a college degree; that you are well-rounded, having studied a wide variety of topics rather than one narrow skill area; that you likely are able to think more globally than many other job applicants.  Managers often prefer liberal arts majors because they think they are better at organizing material, writing well, and making oral presentations.

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies graduates are sought after for:  

  • Academic research and teaching 

  • Athletes, coaches, and trainers

  • Teachers and community education programmers

  • Food security and water security policy and workers

  • Immigration and asylum advocates

  • Journalists

  • Doctors, nurses, and public health administrators

  • Lawyers, judges, and legal advocacy

  • Social workers and community developers

  • Policy and government administrators or researchers

  • Visual artists and filmmakers

  • Poets, creative writers, and professional bloggers

  • Biologists and ecologists

  • Counselors

  • Victim Advocates

  • Campaign organizers, politicians, and lobbyists 

  • Tribal and community leaders

  • Musicians and performance arts 

  • Organizational development and human services 

Our graduates pursue a wide range of professions upon completion of their undergraduate degrees, including careers in health and human services, education,law, government, and criminology.  Double majors say one major defines the field in which they work; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies defines the focus within that field. 

Many of our graduates also pursue graduate education in fields such as administration, anthropology, counseling, education, fine arts, history, humanities, international studies, law, library science, philosophy, psychology, political science, public health, public policy, social work, and sociology.

Check out our Alumni page to see what careers our Women’s Studies Alumni have gone into! 

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