Department of Ethnic, Gender and Women's Studies

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Programs

Ethnic, Gender & Women's Studies majors/minors complement most other programs. Whatever you decide to study, you will need to know how to successfully work with diverse communities.

We also help you develop your leadership strengths and refine your purpose and passion in your life and career. Our programs prepare you for living, leading and working in our complex and globalized world. 


Why take an ETHS, GWS course (PDF)

Gender & Women’s Studies Major
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Degree Maps (PDF)

African American Studies Minor
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American Indian Studies Minor
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Asian Pacific American Studies Minor
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Chicana/o Studies Minor
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Ethnic Studies Minor
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Gender & Women’s Studies Minor
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Feminist Leadership Certificate
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Marketable Skills

  • Knowledge of the conditions of women and people of color 
  • Grasp of the origins and significance of subordination
  • Knowledge of the theories of gender/race construction and inequality
  • Ability to address gender/race inequalities in productively receptive ways
  • Ability to analyze stereotypes and prejudices and recognize their harmful effects

Career Opportunities

Business

  • Executive search recruiter
  • Human resources manager
  • Diversity trainer

Social and Public Service

  • Director of counseling services
  • Social justice advocate
  • Police officer

Media/Publications

  • Journalist
  • Independent filmmaker
  • Production artist

Education

  • Teacher
  • Diversity trainer/administrator
  • Graduate school candidate
  • Law school candidate

Health

  • Medical doctor
  • Community health outreach worker
  • Health services project administrator