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The Flexibility of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Students who major or minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UWL can be characterized as people who want to make a difference.  The vast majority of our students want, in particular, to help people, and therefore tend to gravitate to the helping professions, especially those in health, education, and social services. 

Most of our students come to us with these desires.  They stay with us because they find that Women's Studies helps them figure out how to do it, develops their confidence that they can do it, and helps them assess ways to place what can be very demanding work into a balance with their personal lives.

Our students learn that their desire to make a difference can happen at many levels, from the individual, to the community or the workplace, to the society or the culture.  Making a difference can also happen anywhere, not just in the helping professions.  Difference-making also uses a broad range of skills, thus providing a niche for a broad range of people. 

In other words, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers infinitely flexible programs.

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