Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

You can’t check a news source without seeing or hearing stories about women’s issues. It is one of the hottest topics worldwide, as women protest government mandates against their right to health care and education, among other topics. You don’t have to be a woman to feel the impact of these issues.

Bryant’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies concentration and minor offer an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to challenge conventional knowledge, evaluate the distribution of power, think critically, and respond intellectually to diverse viewpoints. The minor integrates the fields of communication, history, legal studies, literary and cultural studies, psychology, science, and sociology.

In this program, you will explore the origins of women’s studies, the shift to questioning the social construction of gender, and the emergence of scholarly investigations of sexual identities.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

With a concentration or a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, you will learn to think critically about privilege, power, stereotypes, and discrimination, which is valuable in the marketplace as organizations address issues of globalization and diversity. This program complements courses of study in the liberal arts, sciences, and business. You may pursue a career in education, law, public policy, human resources, and a variety of other professions. You will also be well prepared for graduate studies in a number of fields.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies faculty span the disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences, from biology and history to literature and social sciences. Faculty encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of the biological, psychological, social, and cultural forces that shape gender and sexual identity, and analyze how various conceptions of gender and sexuality might reinforce or disrupt social structures.