The gender and women’s studies program draws upon the best faculty in a wide range of scholarly disciplines, offering you a comprehensive choice of courses from which to tailor a degree that meets your needs and interests.

The curriculum explores the diverse experiences, perspectives, culture, history and significant contributions of women. This interdisciplinary major is designed to develop a broad understanding of the study of gender and women, investigate women's contributions in all areas of academic scholarship, and explore the relationship between cultural definitions of feminine and masculine behaviors and the realities of women's and men's lives. Choose from core or concentration courses to design programs that fit your specific interests and career orientation.

Launch your career


Take advantage of opportunities for learning beyond the traditional classroom by applying for internships, independent studies and seminars under the mentoring of an academic adviser. The program collaborates closely with the Women’s Center, a student organization that puts classroom instruction into practice. Get involved the annual Women Aloud program of performers, poets and speakers that raises funds for scholarships in this program.


Opportunities include

  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Social work
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Market analysis
  • Union and political organizing

Graduate studies may include

  • Women’s studies
  • Law
  • Education
  • Medicine

“I feel like since day one on this campus, I’ve been really nurtured, and a lot of my growth as an academic is owed to this being a great campus. The people who work here are so knowledgeable but also very accessible.”

— Julie Schofield ’13