Why Choose Women's Studies?

This program will help you understand the relationship of gender and sexuality andhow theyimpact 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.

What Women's Studies Will Teach You

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.

Where Will Women's Studies Take You

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.

Internships & Opportunities

The Women's and Gender Studies Program publishes a student journal, Callisophia, and hosts the annual Julia Reinstein Symposium, focused on issues of gender with speakers, workshops, film screenings, and student research presentations on campus.

There are two program-affiliated student groups: Gender Issues Group and PRIDE. The Gender Issues Group works to bring issues of gender awareness to campus, while the PRIDE student group supports gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual students and their allies. In addition, the Iota Iota Iota National Women's Studies honor society has a chapter on campus.

The Women's and Gender Studies Program publishes a student journal, Callisophia, and hosts the annual Julia Reinstein Symposium, focused on issues of gender with speakers, workshops, film screenings, and student research presentations on campus.

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