Uncover underrepresented voices by majoring in gender, women, & sexuality studies. Through a flexible, interdisciplinary program, you'll engage with diverse human experiences that will enrich any career path you choose.
Issues of gender and sexuality are among the most significant and contested topics in society today. You'll be prepared to enter those conversations meaningfully when you major in gender, women, and sexuality studies (GWS).
From a core curriculum including Sex and Gender in Society and Feminist Theories and Methodologies, you'll have the flexibility to create a program that fits your unique interests. With courses in more than 10 disciplines to choose from, you'll constantly be engaging with new perspectives.
Plus, you'll gain invaluable resources from the country's only accredited Human Sexuality Studies graduate program. You'll grow your knowledge and network in this exciting new field that undergraduates rarely have access to.
Encouraged by professors who create an inclusive classroom, you'll engage in research, internships, travel, and community service opportunities to fully explore how issues of gender and sexuality affect us all.
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Students may earn a BSW/BA in social work/gender, women, & sexuality studies.
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An education in gender, women, and sexuality studies will enhance your critical thinking skills and give you well-rounded insight into the rich diversity of human experience.
Unparalleled Sexualities Resources
Because Widener houses the only accredited master's and PhD programs in Human Sexuality Studies in the country, you'll have access to resources most undergrads only dream of. From the extensive Sexuality Archives to the Sexuality and Aging conference, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking research as early as your freshman year.
Create a major that fits your goals. GWS courses draw from 10 disciplines across the university, making it easy to double-major in anything from English to economics to social work. With options to study abroad, participate in civic engagement projects, and conduct independent research, you'll constantly be engaging in meaningful, real-world experiences.
Faculty Who Invest in Your Success
GWS faculty come from many distinct disciplines, so you'll have mentors that bring their unique expertise to the field of gender, women, and sexuality studies. Faculty have helped mentor students' conference presentations, find internships, do summer research, set up events on campus, and even appear on NPR. Anything is possible.
Gender, women, & sexuality studies affect all aspects of modern life. With an interdisciplinary education in GWS at Widener, you'll be prepared to bring an informed knowledge of diverse human experiences to any career you take on.
Recent Employers & Industry Connections
Axia Women's Health
United States Army
University of Illinois at Chicago
Outlook & Outcomes
Business management and consulting
Any & All Careers
There might not be one "GWS industry" but ALL industries now realize the importance of gender and sexuality concerns at work, and they want to hire employees who understand these issues.
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