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Program Director:
Jill Swiencicki
Phone: (585) 385-8214

Women & Gender Studies Minor

What is the Women and Gender Studies Minor?

The Women and Gender Studies minor will enrich your understanding of women’s contributions to society and the role of gender in shaping human life.

By viewing the relationship between gender and power from a variety of perspectives - social, artistic, historical, and scientific - you will understand the ways in which gender is constructed.

The minor also investigates how gender has affected the lives of men and women all over the world and throughout human history.

What Can I Do With a Minor In Women and Gender Studies?

The Women and Gender Studies minor is a perfect fit if you are planning a career in any of the following fields:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Politics
  • International relations
  • Science
  • Health professions
  • Social and community service
  • Education

Women and Gender Studies Club

The Women and Gender Studies Club sponsors a number of events throughout the school year, including:

  • Love Your Body Day
  • Clothesline Project
  • Self-defense classes
  • Movie nights
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Week 

Through both formal and informal means, the club creates an open and safe space for you to examine issues related to gender.

Recent Women & Gender Studies News


School of Arts and Sciences to Host Free Screening of “Shadows of the Lynching Tree”


On Tuesday, March 10, the School of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of the film, “Shadows of the Lynching Tree” from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Basil 135. Read More


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