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About Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

The minor in Women’s and Gender Studies introduces students to the dynamic international body of knowledge and creative work about women and gender which have emerged since the 1970s.  Students work with femininity and masculinity as social categories, and become acquainted with the current realities and history of feminism and gender in the U.S. and worldwide.  Courses in Women’s and Gender Studies are often settings which enable students to formulate educational and career objectives based on a clearer sense of their social world, their own strengths, and their special values.  The minor is a logical component of a student’s preparation for a career in law, business, public health, the social services, and teaching.


Classes you can take:

Women Writers: A Medley of Voices, Women in Contemporary Society, Gender and Sexuality, Witchcraft in History, Gender and the Law, Comparative Feminist Theories, Gender at Work, Music and Gender, Psychology of Gender, Love and Sexuality

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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors$45,410 - $102,650
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,800 - $93,520
Archivists$28,040 - $96,460
Historians$55,210 - $98,750
Public Relations Specialists$30,600 - $115,070
Judicial Law Clerks$48,450 - $57,380
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$40,900 - $98,800
Social and Community Service Managers$54,620 - $124,770
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners$35,780 - $95,940

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit