What can I do with a gender studies major?
Gender Studies brings together units in anthropology, english, critical and cultural studies, history, law, media and communications, human geography, philosophy, sociology and many others. We also offer units focused solely on gender.
Gender Studies fosters the development of critical thinking, writing and communication skills, all of which are highly sought-after by employers. In addition, gender studies offers expertise on a specific range of questions to do with gender (its intersections with class and race; how identity and body image are formed, how to deal with discrimination and the possibility of social change, etc.), which concern many fields of employment. These include education (classroom teaching and curriculum development on a primary, secondary and tertiary level, policy and management issues); health and welfare; political or public policy-making; media writing and advertising; management of private and public enterprises (sexual harassment and equal opportunity policy, issues of power, personnel management and office culture), and more. From our experience, a gender studies major has proved useful to students in a range of employment opportunities.