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
You can do many things with a degree in WGSS: the great power of the degree lies in how it helps you think differently about whatever you choose to do. For ideas, check out William & Mary's Women's Studies FAQ pages to see
exactly what their students are doing after college -- you'll be
surprised at the range! To meet our own graduates, join our Facebook page! To meet others in the region who are interested in WGSS, join the Women's Studies Interest Group's Facebook page.
New Mexico State's Women's Studies career page provides some links to excellent articles about the value of Women's Studies courses and degrees.
lists a very similar set of skills to those we've identified, and a good basic list of actual jobs.
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
John Glaunert, 2015
Susan Fabian, 2013
Roseanne St. Sauver, 2012
Kayleigh Day, 2011
Carrie Bero, 2010
Alana Erickson, 2009
Amanda Jansen, 2008