About Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
Why Gender Studies?
The major in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) is an
interdisciplinary program founded on the premise that gender,
sexuality, class, race and other markers of difference are
historical and intersecting constructs affecting all persons.
GWSS offers students a unique opportunity to question and
challenge the power structures that perpetuate privilege and
inequality. This program provides a formalized setting for
students to interrogate identity and agency locally & globally
and across time & space.
What Will I Study?
GWSS students take courses from forward-looking faculty
representing a variety of Colleges and with exceptional expertise
in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, art, history,
language, communication, public health, sociology, philosophy and
political science. Through optional GWSS internships, students can
apply theoretical knowledge to employment and community-based
What Can I Do?
Students with GWSS expertise are sought after to work in a
diverse and rapidly changing world in a variety of professions and
occupations, such as public administration, social services,
business, the arts, law, public health, and media. Additionally, a
GWSS degree provides students with a foundation for graduate work
in a variety of academic disciplines.