Careers for Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Majors and Minors

What Can You Do with a Degree in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies?

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies equips students with the intellectual, social and professional skills to creatively address the world’s persistent and urgent problems. The major’s internship and senior capstone requirements provide opportunities for hands-on, self-directed, real-world analysis and problem solving. 

Graduates are adept collaborators who have experience working in settings with diverse perspectives. They are persuasive and effective communicators, able to synthesize viewpoints and evaluate information in order to devise and implement recommendations in complex settings. These skills are valuable in a variety of fields, including:

  • Business
  • Creative Arts and Humanities
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Law
  • Media and Communication
  • Nonprofit Administration
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy

Example Alumni Job Titles and Employers

Job Titles Employers
  • Advising Program Coordinator
  • Attorney
  • Anesthesiology Resident
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Inclusion Coordinator
  • Nurse
  • Program Coordinator
  • Research Fellow
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Arts Corps
  • Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
  • Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
  • Elevate K-12
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Seattle JazzED
  • Seattle Young People’s Project
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.W. School of Computer Science

Alumni Profiles

  • What Careers Can I Pursue? — Take a quick quiz to learn what College of Arts & Sciences alumnx with similar interests have done since graduating.
  • Next Destination for GWSS Majors — See survey data from recent UW graduates on the opportunities they pursued immediately after graduation.
  • UW LinkedIn — See career trajectories of UW graduates who studied Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies as well as other fields.
  • Alumnx B.A. Spotlight — Read the latest news from our alumnx.

Career & Job Resources

The University of Washington offers diverse resources to help students build the skills to launch their careers: