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Women's and Gender Studies

A collage depicting gender studies, featuring a diverse group of women around the world.

Interested in women’s and gender studies? 

This interdisciplinary major in women’s and gender studies is designed to provide current knowledge about women and gender in comparative, transnational, historical and global perspectives. 

Students also select one of the following concentrations within the major: gender, race, ethnicity and history; sexuality and conflict/violence; gender and arts and humanities; or gender applied: health, urban and public policy. Graduates find career options in both the private and public sectors.


Graduates in women's and gender studies pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of education, diversity and intercultural communication.

Alumni work at: 

  • Teach For America 
  • Mercy Education Project 
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Law firms
  • Alaska Center for the Environment
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • International Republican Institute

Alumni work as: 

  • Early intervention specialists
  • Health educators
  • Attorneys
  • Events coordinators
  • Content writers
  • Crisis and community outreach managers
  • Professors

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