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Interdisciplinary Humanities, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

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

Program Description 

In the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality 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.


Department Contact

Rebecca Steward
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of West Florida, Building 50/228
(850) 474-2131

Related Pages

Women's Studies Collective

The Women's Studies Collective promotes critical conversation and innovative ideas surrounding women's issues. Visit the Collective online to learn about opportunities for involvement. 

Women's Studies Collective


Feminist Spaces

Feminist Spaces is an online, interdisciplinary student journal that invites undergraduate and graduate students from institutions worldwide to submit formal essays as well as multimodal/artistic pieces per our biannual 

Feminist Spaces


Feminist Theory Reading Group

Join the monthly Feminist Theory Reading Group! During meetings, we discuss current issues or areas of feminist scholarship. Visit WSC on ArgoPulse to learn more about upcoming meetings. 

WSC on ArgoPulse

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

Annual Women’s Studies Conference

Each year, the Women's Studies Collective hosts the annual Women's Studies Conference In addition to the presentation of the Mary F. Rogers Faculty Award, the conference features scholarly papers, poster presentations, visual and performance art pieces by graduate and undergraduate students that address women, gender, and sexuality.

The evening keynote address features respected scholars and leaders who are advancing initiatives relating to women, gender and sexuality. 

For more information on upcoming conferences, visit The University of West Florida's Annual Women's Studies Conference

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

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