Career Options

photo of a woman speaking to a groupThe Market Value of Women’s Studies

Women are a significant part of today's workforce and a training in Women’s Studies increases your marketability and range of career opportunities.

More employers are recognizing the benefits, and often the necessity, of hiring employees with knowledge of and sensitivity to women’s lives alongside the need for accommodating a diverse workplace. While many graduates work in related occupations and/or choose to obtain advanced degrees, others find opportunities in different directions. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments.

Graduates of Women’s Studies Programs have demonstrated high achievement in social intelligence, synthesizing information, critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, effective verbal and written communication, knowledge of cross-cultural and international perspectives, organization, and collaborative teamwork – all transferable skills and strengths welcomed by today’s employers. Good grades, internship opportunities, involvement in college activities and responsible work experience gained through the Women’s Studies Program will enhance your marketability in today’s competitive and rapidly-changing job market.

What can I do with a Women’s Studies degree?

As documented in national studies of Women's Studies graduates, a major in Women's Studies prepares students for a broad array of graduate and professional programs as well as a diverse range of careers in such areas as research, writing, teaching, public policy, social and health services, law, business, and communications in public, private, and nonprofit organizations at local, national, and international levels.

For more information on what you can do with a WMS major visit our Connect page to see what our graduates from the Women’s Studies Program at Wright State are doing now.