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Department of Women’s & Gender Studies College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

About Women’s & Gender Studies

Program Description

Women’s and Gender Studies is a dynamic interdisciplinary field preparing students to be future leaders, scholars, and social justice activists. We are dedicated to studying the social production of gender and women’s experiences in relation to formations of sexuality, race, class, nationality, ability, ageism, and other categories of difference. The department emphasizes the importance of connecting what students learn in the classroom to political projects and personal experiences.

Our curriculum empowers students to be agents of change in their communities and society. It provides them tools to examine relations of gender in local, national, and global contexts. “Putting Theory into Practice” since 1971, we place a strong emphasis on community involvement and activism, and we offer many opportunities for internships and service work credit.

The B.S. in Women’s and Gender Studies prepares students for careers in teaching, counseling, health, human services, law, and public service.

Minimum total units required for the BS: 120; 40 units should be upper division. Total units required for a WGS Major 36 unit.

Pink is Political

The color pink in our graduation sash symbolizes our commitment to feminize struggles for social justice. We believe that Pink is Political, Pink is Powerful, and Pink is Passionate.

Explore Our Degree Opportunities

Summer 2022 Faculty

Name WOMS Course(s) Contact
Sujatha Moni, Department Chair 6wk1 125, 137.02 /// 6wk2 137.1
Tristan Josephson 6wk2 50
Elizabeth Mukiibi 6wk2 136.02
Malia Womack 6wk1 85
Mary Senyonga 6wk1 136.01

Career Options

  • Education: University Professors, University Staff, K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, Department of Education
  • Paid Organizer: Labor Unions and organizations such as the Feminist Majority or the National Organization of Women
  • Writer/ Researcher on women’s issues
  • Non-profit agencies with an emphasis on social issues
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Medicine/Women’s Health
  • Consultant on Women’s Issues: Political campaigns and legislative aides.
  • International Development: Non-governmental organizations
  • Career Development: Career Development consultant and trainer, job developer.

Campus Services

Find Us

Department of Women’s & Gender Studies
Amador Hall, Room 550
Summer Office Hours for June and July, Mon 1–3pm, Tues 10–2pm and Wed & Thurs 10–1pm

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6817

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