Gender Studies Department

The Nebraska Wesleyan Gender Studies Program examines gender and sexuality within humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and popular culture in the United States and abroad.

Gender Studies activism strives for a more humane world. Courses explore social and political implications of understanding and analyzing gender; the program envisions individual (psychological) and social change.

Majors and Minors

Gender Studies (B.A.,B.S.): The curriculum approaches the study of gender from multiple perspectives including literature, music, film, global studies, history, psychology, sociology, social work, communication, philosophy, race, and religion.

Field work addresses the problems women and lgbt persons confront in U.S. society such as rape, abuse, poverty, and discrimination.

By applying gender theories to their own lives, students learn, interpret, and evaluate ideas and social realities, using various lenses including gender, ethnicity, race, culture, class, and sexual orientation.

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Careers in Gender Studies

Gender studies provides in-depth knowledge of the conditions of women and LGBTQI persons in various cultures, as well as the strategies and organizational skills needed to address gender inequalities and women’s struggles. Such expertise can be applied to many different occupations such as human resources, education, nonprofit management, social work, counseling, rape crisis, domestic violence, mental health, public relations, marketing, and diversity training.

Learn more about career and employment opportunities in gender studies at the NWU Career Center. Also be sure to visit the “What can I do with this degree?” page.

The Career Assistance Network can connect you to receptive alumni who are already established in your field and eager to help fellow Prairie Wolves.