Students and parents alike ask this question. Our response is that as in other Liberal Arts majors, Women's and Gender Studies students learn critical thinking skills, a body of knowledge about humankind, and valuable writing and oral expression skills. These skills and this body of knowledge can then be applied to a variety of jobs and careers.

The skills you acquire as a Women’s and Gender Studies major/minor will provide you with critical tools to excel in several careers that emphasize strong commitment to gender justice and social justice.  Graduates of Women’s and Gender Studies have gone on to have successful careers in the following fields:

  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Education
  • Public Policy
  • Film & Television
  • Management

Following are several links to sites which list further job and career possibilities for Women's and Gender Studies graduates, followed by some California graduate programs in Women's Studies.