​Women’s and Gender Studies

​College of Arts and Sciences

Take classes from more than a dozen academic departments and examine the myriad of ways ideas and practices about gender shape the world. Explore gender-related issues focusing on race, ethnicity, age, class, sexuality, ability, and more.

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About the College of Arts and SciencesLink

The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning. The College is divided into the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, with the lattermost offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Learn more about the women's and gender studies program.

CoursesLink

Sample courses for women's and gender studies majors include:

  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender, Militarism, and War
  • Feminisms, Sexualities, and Human Rights in Middle Eastern Societies
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • LGBT Studies in Sexuality
  • Beyond the Veil: Gender Politics in Islam

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Practical ExperienceLink

Seize opportunities to do community volunteering and professional internships--on campus, off campus, or internationally. Academic counselors and faculty advisors will guide you in aligning your interests and academic path with opportunities for growth.

Turn to the College of Arts and Sciences' Center for Innovative Learning (iLEARN) for support with innovative educational programs and your undergraduate research activities. The center can help complement your traditional classroom and laboratory work with enhanced out-of-classroom learning experiences.

There are more than 300 recognized student organizations at Syracuse University, and you can get involved with any of them. In addition to organizations that support women and promote women's issues, you’ll find groups formed around themes like art, politics, advocacy, government, media, and service.

Study AbroadLink

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, which features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. You can choose semester, summer, short-term, and yearlong options for international study. Women’s and gender studies majors will find academic offerings at Syracuse Abroad’s programs in Florence, Istanbul, London, and Madrid, as well as in the many study abroad programs offered by World Partners.

Life After Syracuse UniversityLink

As a College of Arts & Sciences graduate with a major in women’s and gender studies, you can explore careers in:

  • Arts and media
  • Social services
  • Counseling
  • Journalism and editing
  • Public relations
  • Politics and law

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as law, education, journalism, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.