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This program will help you understand the relationship of gender and sexuality and how they impact the human social experience. And where better to study this relationship? Elmira College has a heritage and culture that's been forward-thinking from day one, as the first college for women with a course study equivalent to men's.
The Elmira College Women's and Gender Studies Program works to empower students to be academically successful critical thinkers, feminist activists, leaders on campus, and leaders in the wider world.
This interdisciplinary program is affiliated with more than 25 faculty members. Some teach women's studies courses, while others serve as speakers, moderators, and panelists for campus events.
Students may choose to minor in women's studies, completing a minimum of 21 credits in women's studies coursework with a senior seminar in feminist issues and activism.
Gender issues affect the professional world and businesses are looking to hire culturally-aware employees who can help identify roadblocks that cause gender disparities. For example, law, health care, social work, teaching, counseling, and government services are all professions seeking expertise on gender issues.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a background in gender studies are also better prepared for work in areas such as business, finance, social work, and administrative support.
The Women’s Studies minor is comprised of 21 credit hours, six of which are fulfilled by the required WMS courses.
Elmira College provides a variety of opportunities for you to explore Women's and Gender Studies outside of the classroom.
Women’s and Gender Studies faculty help students understand the relationship of gender and sexuality and how they impact the human social experience.
Do you have questions about the Women's and Gender Studies program? Please contact us.