Why Gender Studies

Studying GWST provides you with an unusual focus on the role of gender in both men and womens' lives, a combination that recognizes the collaboration between CSB as a women's college and SJU as a men's college, and prepares you to become more effective in a variety of professions.

In addition to learning about important intellectual perspectives and increasing your awareness of social roles, GWST provides the knowledge and training to make you more effective and marketable in your profession.

Did you know that...

  • Businesses prefer applicants with awareness of gender dynamics in leadership and organizational strategies
  • Government and non-profits look for graduates with knowledge of gender implications in public policy
  • Graduate programs in humanities and social sciences expect students to have expertise in the scholarship of gender and women's studies
  • Schools look for teachers whose teaching methods show gender awareness
  • Health providers expect knowledge of gender and its impact in health research and policy
  • Global initiatives require knowledge of gender roles in other countries


In short, Gender and Women's Studies will help you understand the world and function better in it.