What skills valued by employers will Gender and Women’s Studies teach me?

Gender and Women’s students develop valuable work-related skills such as:

  • An ability to research and analyze
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Confident oral presentation skills
  • Astute critical thinking
  • Ability to synthesize information and innovate
  • Intercultural knowledge skills
  • Insightful understanding of diversity issues
  • Ethical reasoning

GWOS students at MPC may also earn credit while acquiring real work and career-building experience in women’s and diversity advocacy by enrolling in the elective, GWOS 2: Leadership and Community Development.

What can I do with a Gender and Women’s Studies degree?

Majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of fields such as:

  • non-profit agencies
  • community organizations
  • social services
  • human resources
  • law
  • government
  • public policy
  • health care and wellness
  • mental health services and advocacy
  • law enforcement
  • higher education and student services
  • human rights advocacy
  • women’s advocacy
  • LGBTQ advocacy
  • gender in development
  • public humanities
  • media development

In addition, Gender and Women's Studies coursework helps prepare students who pursue careers in fields that are still significantly male-dominated (such as Science and Technology, Engineering, or Math) by empowering them to identify and more effectively negotiate elements of sexism, male privilege, and marginalization that continue to impact women's participation in specific industries and academic fields in higher education.