"I consider myself an activist devoted to all aspects of equal rights for women."
-Mandy Tiedeman '06, co-author of The Glass Ceiling: A Connecticut Reality,
study conducted for the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
The University of Saint Joseph Women's Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that invites you to explore the world of women throughout the course of history, to learn skills that will guide your critical inquiry, and to work toward improving the lives of women, children, and families throughout the world. Our 36-credit bachelor of arts degree is your entry into the formidable field of Women's Studies where you will study the history, expression, and diversity of women's experiences. We offer:
The Women's Studies major offers both freedom and opportunity. Following the completion of two foundational courses - Women and Society and Feminist Theories - students select six courses from a variety of disciplines and then create their own specialization. All courses offered examine issues and activities inherent to the field of Women's Studies. Students select an area of concentration like Women in the Arts; Women, Science and Health; Women and Politics, and Women and Sports.
All professors teaching the Women's Studies courses are committed to guiding students into the complex world of feminism and gender and to teaching critical thinking, research, and communication skills. As a Women's Studies major, you will study with multidisciplinary experts in feminist theories, women's leadership, philosophy, research methods, global economic and work issues, women's health issues, and psychology, among others. You will also experience artistic productions from a variety of cultures.
Students majoring in Women's Studies participate in internships with local organizations that are committed to the well being of women and children, including the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
Graduates of the Women's Studies program are well prepared to enter a variety of professional fields including politics, education, community organization and more. They often develop careers working for non-governmental organizations, commissions on the status of women, and national and international organizations that work on behalf of women and families.
Please contact Catherine Hoyser, Director, for more information, [email protected].
"Great necessities call forth great leaders."-- Abigail Adams
Some career options include:
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Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.