Women and Gender Studies

Integrating first-hand research and scholarship related to issues of gender, the women and gender studies program is based on the principles of social justice established by the founding organization of Webster University, the Sisters of Loretto.

Undergraduate students may pursue a certificate, minor, or bachelor's degree in women and gender studies. Advancing gender scholarship, the curriculum in the women and gender studies degree program encourages students to analyze the physical, psychological, social, political, and economic factors that oppress and empower men and women on a global scale.

The minor and certificate in women and gender studies provide students with the opportunity to integrate women's studies as a supplemental area of interest within their academic program.

Careers in Women and Gender Studies

Webster University graduates are prepared for employment in a range of fields like international nongovernmental organizations, local and national non-profit organizations, the criminal justice system, social and human service programs, and Fortune 500 corporations.

Points of Distinction

  • Students engage with local questions in a global context in classes such as Gender, Justice, and Human Rights or Cross-Cultural Masculinities.
  • Curriculum gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience in classes such as Women and Gender in Social Justice Organizations or Women and Gender Studies Practicum.
  • A capstone course gives students experience conducting an original research project.

Women and Gender Studies Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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