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Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Women's, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies Program

Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-2488

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Why Major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies?

The best reason to major in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is because the issues are fascinating to you, but the major can also help to prepare you for a number of different careers. Here are a few of the professions an education in women's and gender studies positions students to pursue:

  • social work
  • human resources
  • criminal justice
  • healthcare
  • marketing and public relations
  • public relations
  • public policy
  • education
  • journalism
  • international development
  • mental health counseling

Skills cultivated in our courses:

  • Apply research to social and cultural problems and identify solutions
  • Seek out marginalized perspectives and the insights that can be drawn from them
  • Awareness of the diversity of women's experience related to race, class, and sexual orientation as well as gender
  • Examine connections between personal experience and issues of social justice
  • Foster civic engagement skills by making links between community, business, education, and government organizations
  • Develop critical thinking skills by analyzing accepted gender norms and supporting alternatives through research and argumentation
  • Recognize fundamental gender dynamics embedded in organizations and institutions, and design strategies to reduce disparities and improve effectiveness.

USEFUL LINKS  Career information. 

Ms. Magazine: What I'm Doing With My Women's Studies Degree - an article highlighting how Women's Studies alums have used those experiences in their various career paths

Women's Studies Careers - Click on the "read more" tab to hide the advertisements, in order to get to a list of possible careers, how to prepare for those careers, and a description of the skills learned in Women's Studies programs (helpful language to explain to potential employers how your Women's Studies minor enhances your qualifications).


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