Women and Gender Studies

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As a student in the Women and Gender Studies program at Arizona State University you will learn about the historical, cultural and social forces that shape our society by working with an interdisciplinary faculty committed to cultural diversity and global engagement.

Our program, which began in 1974, produces graduates who are community leaders that thrive in any career and solve real­-world problems.

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As a student in Women and Gender Studies you will work closely with our award-winning, interdisciplinary faculty and have the opportunity to pursue advanced research in a wide range of topics, including:

  • reproductive health
  • women’s history
  • gender and media
  • gender in science and technology
  • gender violence
  • the “girl effect”

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies prepare for their future careers through a required internship at one of 180+ job sites across the country, including programs in law firms, domestic violence shelters, advocacy organizations, government work and many more.

Students in our master’s and doctoral programs receive advanced training in feminist theory and methodologies and contemporary research in an interdisciplinary setting that pulls from the social sciences, humanities, arts and physical sciences.

What can you do with a Women’s Studies degree? Anything!

You will graduate with a liberal arts training that emphasizes critical thinking, communication and writing skills, giving you the tools you need to succeed in any career or environment. Social science graduates are more likely to be employed and move into managerial and senior official roles than graduates in other areas of studies, according to a 2013 report.

Our graduates are employed by law firms, domestic violence shelters, advocacy organizations and all levels of government, or go onto graduate studies to become researchers and professors.

Join us, and pursue the work you believe in.