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What Can You Do With a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies?

Women’s and Gender Studies examines the social constructions and intersections of gender, sex, race, sexuality, class, age, ability, and nationality. The discipline considers the role of scholarly analysis and activist strategies in empowering disenfranchised groups and promoting gender justice.

Students who undertake a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies develop diverse and valuable skills to apply in various areas of employment and civic engagement. Skills essential to Women’s and Gender Studies and highly regarded by employers include critical thinking, scholarly research, collaborative leadership, diversity awareness, and coalition building.

Specialization in WGS lends not only to these advantageous skills, but also to students’ personal development as socially engaged citizens and activists. Please see our alumni page for examples of students putting their WGS degree to work.

Skills, Knowledge, and Training

Scholar activism ▪ Civic engagement ▪ Critical thinking ▪ Leadership and collaboration ▪ Problem solving ▪ Community and coalition building ▪ Critical reading and comparative analysis ▪ Awareness to diversity ▪ Openness to multiple perspectives ▪ Research methods ▪ Social justice praxis ▪ Effective communication

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