This program focuses on issues central to the constantly changing lives of women. Women’s Studies courses explore the conditions of women’s lives and critically analyze those conditions. The scholarly focus on women’s lives requires the Women’s Studies program to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, ask new questions, and develop new knowledge and new perspectives.
Why is Women's Studies in demand?
- Global leaders understand social injustice and inequality. They look for qualified professionals who acknowledge gender and its complex relationship to issues of diversity domestically and internationally.
- Managers know that with a degree in Women’s Studies you are prepared to hit the ground running on practical social issues. Course work is infused with practice-oriented projects and leadership training.
- UN Millennial Goals emphasize gender equality in all arenas of the public and private sectors. Women’s Studies will provide you with the tools needed to participate and advance these goals.
Is it for me?
- Committed to creating a more equitable society?
- Someone who enjoys the freedom to cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines?
- Looking for a way to combine your commitment to social justice with other academic and professional pursuits?
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Where will Women’s Studies take me?
Students who major or concentrate in Women's Studies, whether or not they choose to go on to professional or graduate school, are especially well positioned to work in education, policy institutions, development, media, social work, and the private sector.
Graduates have attended graduate programs in women’s studies, public policy, law, education, counseling, philosophy, public health, health administration, social work and medicine at institutions such as:
- Columbia University
- George Washington University
- The University of Pennsylvania
- Temple University
- American University
- Vanderbilt University
Graduates of the program are employed at many prestigious public and private organizations, including:
- Random House Publishers
- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
- Bronx District Attorney’s Office
- Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
- New York State Division of Human Rights
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
- Renfrew Center in Philadelphia
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty are active in helping them achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to share ideas.
Whether it’s advising or providing letters of reference for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers, but also advocates for you professionally.