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.
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 *
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
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
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Clinical psychologist Alex Pruitt ’08 works to eradicate eating disorders
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear recently tapped Alex Pruitt ’08, a licensed clinical psychologist, to serve on the Eating Disorder Council of Kentucky, which is working on ways to raise awareness, provide education and improve access to care for Kentuckians with eating disorders.