Interdisciplinary Humanities, Women's and Gender Studies

Women’s and Gender Studies explores the significance of gender, and examines the social formation of human identities, practices and institutions.

Women's Conf 2015. Angela Davis and Audience
Angela Davis delivers the keynote at UWF's 14th Annual Women's Studies Conference.

Program Description

In the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, students critically and creatively bring the analysis of gender to bear on their personal, professional, and civic roles. Designed for students wishing to be exposed to issues that transcend a single discipline, the specialization promotes excellence in education, personal growth, civic awareness, and unique learning experiences and offers a cutting-edge curriculum relevant to the needs of employers. Students engage in a host of co-curricular events and initiatives that help them cultivate their professional skills and put theory into practice. With an enhanced understanding of how gender and sexual politics operate in professional and social environments, student majors and minors go on to pursue a wide array of careers in politics, community relations, education, law, recreation, health and medicine, social work, counseling, business, and finance. For more about what you can do with a degree in women’s studies, see the Feminist Majority Foundation Jobs Center and the National Women’s Studies Association Jobs Bank.

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For more information about the Women's and Gender Studies Specialization, contact Rebecca Steward at (850) 474-2672.

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