If you're not sure what you want, skip down to here. Once you've decided about WGSS, you may want to check out our Career Planning pages that include information about going to grad school and planning a job search.
WGSS goes well with many majors: psychology, sociology, history and English are the most obvious, but the knowledge, analytical skills, and perspectives you gain in WGSS help you think about math, business, biology, any of the Allied Health fields, education, political science, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, among others. See our Career Planning page for more information.
We STRONGLY believe in the value of an internship, not merely for an item on a resume, but also for your own career and personal development. Internships make the theory and issues raised in WGSS courses real. They also provide you the opportunity to tackle problems.
You can develop an internship in any field, with any institution, locally, elsewhere in the US, or even in another country. Contact Andrea Hansen (e-mail) to talk about it. See the links under our Career Planning
page for national or international possibilities.
Many students find themselves struggling to decide on a major, let alone on a career path. Sometimes students realize halfway through a major that what they thought they wanted to do is not what they really want, yet they don't know WHAT they want. If this describes you, here's some help
Your parents aren't alone either. Here's an article they might find helpful:
"Students with Undecided Majors Not Uncommon."
So might you. What it says is that, in fact, being undecided can be beneficial, if you know how to use that well. How? Read on.
Click here (MS Word Document) for the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies policy for Student Appeals Procedure.