Since gender has far-reaching influence on daily life, world culture, and public policy, this study equips students to enter a wide range of fields. As an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree, Women’s and Gender Studies is attractive to employers looking for recruits trained in critical thinking, organizational skills, reading, writing, and presenting in many subject areas.
Expertise in women’s and gender issues is important to businesses, governmental agencies, and other organizations dealing with matters such as sexual harassment, flex-time, parental leave, and pay equity, just as specialists in women’s and gender studies find opportunities in education, social services, counseling, media, human resources management, and many other fields.
In addition, many graduate programs offer concentrations or degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies, and study in this field helps to prepare students for the study of law, medicine, or other professional degrees. We offer courses in women and the law and employment discrimination law, for example, and other courses cover areas of women’s health, women and work, and general background on professional women’s issues. Professional schools often look favorably on applicants with broad interdisciplinary training in areas such as this one. The Texas A&M WGST program also awards the Drs. Henry and Grace Jameson Writing prize, for the best undergraduate essay or research paper on women. If you would like to submit a paper you wrote, or will be writing, for a course in a calendar year, please speak with the professor for that class and check with the WGST office for the current submission date.
We encourage you to check out our course offerings and to come in and explore the possibility of being a Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor! To set up an appointment with the WGST Advisor, Samantha Thorpe, go to https//tamu.campus.eab.com/home. When selecting a location, please use LA-Undergraduate Programs Office (COKE Building) and for appointment type, select LA-General Advising. You can include details about your minor interest area in the comments when scheduling. If you experience any difficulty, please call 979.845.5143 to schedule appointment.