If you aren't sure what you want, either academically or career-wise, view our advising help page.
Many students love Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses, but wonder whether majoring or minoring in it is a good idea. Our assessment process tells us that our students gain a great deal from WGSS courses.
What WGSS Students Gain from Our Courses
You will enhance your critical thinking skills.
You will advance your
ability to communicate
, especially "on your feet."
As you gain more information and sharpen your analytical skills, both your speaking and your writing improve.
You will be equipped with skills to produce tangible results.
You will develop your
sense of self
increase your self-confidence
lists a very similar set of skills to those we've identified, and a good basic list of actual jobs.
Michigan State University's
Women's Studies website explains both the general skills gained from any liberal arts degree and the additional skills from Women's Studies. This page also lists specific jobs in several of the 38 categories of jobs revealed by a national study of the first graduates with Women's Studies majors back in 1995 (Barbara F. Reilly and Mary Ellen Luebke, Women's Studies Graduates: the First Generation (New York: Teacher's College Press, 1995).
For more information on career planning, see the Career Planning page on this website.
Our CLS Excellence Award Winners
Current year's winner is on our Homepage
Susan Fabian, 2013
Roseanne St. Sauver, 2012
Kayleigh Day, 2011
Carrie Bero, 2010
Alana Erickson, 2009
Amanda Jansen, 2008