What can I do with a major in Women's Studies?
UGA Specific Information for Women's Studies
At The University of Georgia, Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering a wide variety of classes both in women’s studies and through cross-listed departments around campus. Majoring in women’s studies can enhance a student’s career preparation by increasing the understanding of social diversity, giving students an international and interdisciplinary perspective, equipping students with critical and analytical skills, and providing a background and understanding of women and the role they play in the public and private sectors. Career opportunities for Women’s studies graduates may include law, women's health, education, counseling, public relations, politics, social policy or business. This might include, but is not limited to, law, women’s studies, psychology, counseling, public administration, medical school, education administration, education, and business.
Employers Hiring UGA Women's Studies for the Class of 2015*
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities | Georgia Military College | Hire Dynamics | The University of Georgia
Job Titles of UGA Women's Studies Majors for the Class of 2015*
Admissions Counselor | Assistant Staffing Specialist | Franklin College Administrative Assistant | Planning and Policy Development Specialist
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Women's Studies Majors for the Class of 2015*
Georgetown University | Mercer University
UGA Women's Studies Career Outcomes for the Class of 2015*
** Includes Self-Employed
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General Information and Strategies
- Women’s Studies provides a broad, liberal arts background that helps build skills in critical thinking and problem solving, data collection and analysis, oral, written and presentation skills, and co-operative teamwork skills.
- Women’s studies also provides in-depth knowledge of the conditions of women in various cultures and societies, gender dynamics, strategies and organizational skills needed to address gender inequalities, women’s struggles, achievements, and contributions in past and present societies and across cultures, the courses and consequences of women’s subordination, gender-based assumptions and biases and their consequences, social change agents, and sensitivity to social concerns and other view points.
- Some students may choose to study Women’s Studies because they enjoy the subject but wish to pursue careers requiring “any major.” In this scenario, it is critical to develop desirable skills through internships, part-time or summer jobs, or volunteer experiences.
- Women’s Studies majors are excellent candidates for a number of graduate school options because of their broad liberal arts background as well as specific interests that may set them apart from other students. For those wishing to pursue graduate education, maintain a high GPA, establish relationships with faculty to secure strong recommendations, and gain experience through volunteer, work, or research opportunities.
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