Women's Studies, B.A.


"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.

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.

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