Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers a program that critically assess the historical and social context and meanings attached to the categories of man and woman as well as the salience of gender identities that exist outside and beyond that dichotomy. The major provides students with the opportunity to examine systematically the role and politics of sexuality and to interrogate the discriminatory practices disadvantaging those who reject or fall outside of compulsory heteronormativity. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies sponsors student engagement opportunities on issues central to feminism, promotes equality for all people regardless of the way they express their gender or sexuality, and nurtures academic research and scholarly inquiry that supports these core values.
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Careers in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Human resources manager
- Client service/account management
- Management consulting
- Many other positions in domestic and international business/management, not related to women’s studies but able to capitalize on students’ broad-based liberal arts skill set
- Graduate or professional school
Transfer to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA of 2.2 unless major is closed
Contact InformationUndergraduate Student Recruitment Office