Women’s and Gender Studies

Gender shapes who we are, as individuals and as social institutions. Majoring in women’s and gender studies means exploring the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality—present day and throughout history. Your classes will span the disciplines: history, biology, sociology, psychology, art, modern languages, and more. Take deep dives into topics like masculinity in modern art, sexuality in film noir, feminist fiction, families in transition, queer theory, or women in the U.S. economy. Our majors and minors are motivated to create positive change; you’ll find them using class projects, research, and internships to advocate, educate, fundraise, and volunteer.

Contact: Francoise Rosset

Racial and Gender Equality




100% of Women and Gender Studies majors from the past five years have found employment or attended graduate school within six months of graduation *


Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Development Associate, Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Marketing Coordinator, Equal Vision Records
  • Transitional Living Coordinator, Access Community Action Agency

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cornell University

Wheaton Women’s and Gender Studies majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the Masters in Gender and Cultural Studies program at Simmons University.

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 72% for the classes of 2014-2018