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What can you do with a WGST degree?

What can you do with a degree in women's and gender studies?

As the roles of women and men continue to change in our pluralistic society, the ability to understand and reflect on these changes is increasingly important. The knowledge and experience offered by women's and gender studies courses and departmental courses that concentrate on women's and gender issues become valuable tools in a wide variety of fields.

The major in women's and gender studies is an interdisciplinary program that draws on a rich offering of courses across the College curriculum. It is possible to major or minor in women's and gender studies. The minor is excellent in combination with many majors, and women's and gender studies courses aid students in preparing for careers in law, social work, counseling, medicine, education, business and govenrment as well as graduate study in many disciplines.

Careers where women's and gender studies is important include:

  • University/college administration
  • Market research
  • Human resources
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • News correspondent
  • Grant writer
  • Editor
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative assistant work
  • Advertising
  • Health and human services
  • Labor department work
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Museum work
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Counseling
  • Teaching
  • Event coordinating/planning
  • Consulting for companies trying to be more politically correct or gender equitable

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Cogeneration Plant

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