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. They use these skills in a variety of fields, including business, creative arts and humanities, education, health care, law, media and communication, nonprofit administration, psychology and public policy.
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- 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
University of Washington offers diverse resources to help students build the skills to launch their careers:
- C21: Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning — Offers immersive learning experiences, partnerships both on campus and in the community, and a network of mentors to help guide students in the College of Arts & Sciences on the pathway toward selecting a major and preparing for a career after college.
- Career & Internship Center — Supports students as they explore and choose academic majors and career options, obtain and reflect upon career-related experiences, and develop professional presence and essential skills for workplace success. GWSS students may be particularly interested in the Career Centers Nonprofit, Social Justice, and Education interest community.
- Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center — Coordinates and connects students to community-based experiences in and around Seattle.