Prospective Undergraduate Students
Since gender has far-reaching
influence on daily life, world culture, and public policy, this study equips students to enter a wide range of fields. As an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree, Women’s and Gender Studies is attractive to employers looking for recruits trained in critical thinking, organizational skills, reading, writing, and presenting in many subject areas.
Expertise in women’s and gender issues is important to businesses, governmental agencies, and other organizations dealing with matters such as sexual harassment, flex-time, parental leave, and pay equity, just as specialists in women’s and gender studies find opportunities in education, social services, counseling, media, human resources management, and many other fields.
In addition, many graduate programs offer concentrations or degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies, and study in this field helps to prepare students for the study of law, medicine, or other professional degrees. We offer courses in women and the law and employment discrimination law, for example, and other courses cover areas of women’s health, women and work, and general background on professional women’s issues. Professional schools often look favorably on applicants with broad interdisciplinary training in areas such as this one. The Texas A&M WGST program also awards the Drs. Henry and Grace Jameson Writing prize, for the best undergraduate essay or research paper on women. This year’s submission date is February 14. If you would like to submit a paper you wrote, or will be writing, for a course in calendar year 2013, please talk with the professor for that class.
We encourage you to check out our course offerings and to come in and explore the possibility of being a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor! For an appointment, email Julia Jakab at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (979) 845-5143