Gender Studies Major & Minor

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The Gender Studies program offers an interdisciplinary course of study that examines gender and sexuality from social, cultural, and biological perspectives. The program is founded on close collaboration among academic departments. It uses a plurality of theoretical approaches and emphasizes the intersections among gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity and nationality. The program supports the institutional missions of CSB|SJU by promoting an integrated liberal arts education, leading students to a better understanding of the complexities and diversity of the human condition, and fostering the personal growth of women and men. (January 2021)

The Gender Studies Department consists of over 30 professors from 15 different departments to create an interdisciplinary education. Students can choose courses from Asian Studies, Communications, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, Languages and Cultures, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology. 

A degree in Gender Studies equips students with the analytical and activist skills necessary to become agents of change regarding justice and in their local and international communities. It has given our alumni the knowledge needed to be successful in careers in law, marketing, communications, politics, counseling, and more. Being aware of gender and its intersectionality with race, class and sexuality will make you more marketable in your chosen profession.