This is not an uncommon question for all students when they begin to choose their major/minor for their degree. Although, for students that choose to minor in Women's Studies Programs the question seems to be more persistently asked. It is difficlut to get a picture of women's studies as a field due to the number of graduates out in the workforce and the kinds of career paths being chosen. Women's Studies prepares graduates to work in various careers that may or may not be specific to a particular expectation such as other fields of study that may train for a specific career path.
Women's Studies offers a student a unique set of skills learned through women’s studies programs: empowerment, self-confidence, critical thinking, building community, and understanding differences and intersections among racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, ableism, anti-Semitism and other types of oppression.
Whether students are choosing to go into fields of study such as Business Administration, Medicine, Law or Public Relations, courses in women’s studies provide critical professional development. Having experience in women’s studies will give you the following skills to help in a number of possible careers.
Below is a list of resources to review to further answer this question.
The purpose of the Women’s Studies Council is to advise the Director of the program and enable all members of the University community to participate in and be informed about the Women’s Studies Program.