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What can I do with this major?

Our Gender Studies Program provides an outstanding Liberal Arts education. Students in this major will graduate with exceptional critical thinking, writing and communication skills. Our interdisciplinary courses will prepare them to pursue careers in many fields including the arts, business, education, health care, media, politics and law, social work and sports.

Other students may continue their education and go to graduate school in fields such as administration, anthropology, arts, counseling, education, history, humanities, international studies, law, library science, philosophy, psychology, public health, public policy, social work, and sociology.

In a national study conducted by Barbara F. Luebke and Mary Ellen Reilly more than 50 occupations in which graduates were currently employed were listed. Some careers pursued by Women and Gender Studies graduates are:

The Arts

  • arts administration
  • author
  • film casting
  • self employed artist


  • domestic and international trade
  • telecommunications
  • public and government relations
  • own business


  • elementary education
  • library services
  • graduate studies administration
  • post-secondary education consultation

Health Care

  • health administration
  • obstetrics and gynecology
  • philanthropic coordination
  • reproductive health counseling


  • advertising
  • grant writing
  • journalistic reporter
  • media activism

Politics and Law

  • law
  • political lobbying
  • public service
  • social activism

Social Work and Psychology

  • clinical research
  • human resources
  • marriage and family therapy
  • social work


  • sports marketing
  • coaching
  • sports administration

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