What can I do with this degree?
A degree in Gender and Women’s Studies prepares you for careers in a variety of fields, as well as for professional schools or graduate programs. Graduates can work as consultants, policy analysts, and officers in government and para-governmental organizations, in business and industry, and in educational institutions. The fields you might enter include employment equity, public administration, health care, work place conditions, personnel relations, publishing and editorial work, and public relations.
With a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, and the ability to think critically and solve problems collaboratively, you’ll be ready to contribute to society by challenging some of its most deeply embedded and regressive ideas, and by prompting change within your chosen career.
Here are just a few of the careers paths you might take after graduating from the Gender and Women’s Studies program (some may require further studies):
- social worker or counsellor
- teacher in elementary or high school
- instructor or professor in university/college
- lawyer, specializing in women's rights, human rights, family law, or other area
- researcher in a government department
- project manager in a non-governmental organization (NGO)
- program coordinator in a women’s center
- financial planner, with a focus on women’s finances
- policy analyst in a governmental or para-governmental organization, perhaps as an employment equity officer or public administrator
- policy analyst in business and industry or in educational institutions
- writer, publisher, or editor