Women's Studies

Overview: What is Womens Studies?

Womens Studies is the examination of the lives of women-past lives, current lives, and future lives. It seeks to understand the status and roles of women in the U.S. and abroad. Integral to womens studies is the idea that women are agents of social change and that they work toward achieving social justice for all. Given GCUs status as a womens college in its day division and a Mercy University, youll gain a unique perspective on womens lives when you minor in Womens Studies at GCU.

Career Opportunities with a Minor in Womens Studies

An important question that students ask is: What can I do with a minor in womens studies? This minor, like any other minor or major field of study in the Liberal Arts tradition, prepares students for employment in a wide range of fields. It does so by developing skills in the following areas.

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills

Coincidentally, it is these very skills that employers say they most want when they hire college graduates!

Minoring in womens studies may also serve as a nice addition to your studies for those who plan to pursue additional degrees-such as masters degrees, law degrees, or doctoral degrees.


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