Gender and Women’s Studies
In a world where gender equality is a key to leadership and transformation, gender and women’s studies (GWS) is more relevant today than ever.
It offers an education for everyone—women and men—and integrates knowledge drawn from many fields to prepare students to be well-rounded, engaged individuals with the critical thinking skills necessary for meaningful lives and careers. Students will learn to better understand men’s and women’s lives through the lenses of history, politics, sociology, economics, and more. Graduates are prepared to pursue graduate-level degrees and develop careers in business, law, international nonprofits, and government.
Students interested in GWS will find it easy to pair the major with many other programs Widener offers. Students can also pursue GWS as a minor.
I couldn't be an effective social worker without my experience in gender and women's studies. This education allowed me to open my eyes to the world in a completely different way. I was able to learn not only about people but also their specific experiences without just seeing their gender representation.
Study Abroad in Mexico
Widener students traveled to developing areas within the state of Puebla, Mexico, as part of the course Women & Development in Latin America.
- Public administration at all levels of government
- Nonprofit leadership, (e.g., social services agencies, advocacy organizations)
- Graduate programs in business, law, medicine, and social work
- Elementary and secondary education
- Guidance counselor
- Corporate training
- Business management and consulting (e.g., employee relations, diversity, sustainability)