Women's and Gender Studies
The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in women's and gender studies
The concentration consists of a minimum of thirty semester hours of approved courses from the women's and gender studies curriculum.
|WMST 2010||Introduction to Women's Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences||3 hrs|
|WMST 2020||Introduction to Women's Studies: The Humanities||3 hrs|
|WMST 4010||Senior Seminar||3 hrs|
|Electives from the list of approved Women's and Gender Studies courses||21 hrs|
Fifteen of the twenty-one elective hours must be upper division courses approved in Women’s and Gender Studies. Students must select only courses taught by faculty members designated as Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty.
An area of concentration in women’s and gender studies examines the historical and contemporary status of women in all societies, explores the diverse contributions and voices of women past and present, advocates for women’s issues, and promotes equitable communities. Students often use the tools of history, economics, science, politics, health, art and other disciplines to study the lives of women. Women’s and gender studies is a versatile major and will help develop skills and understanding useful in a variety of settings. The degree will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. A degree in women’s and gender studies may lead to careers in government or nonprofit organizations, human resources, education, research, human/social services, business management, public relations, advertising, journalism, law, politics, counseling, customer services, and marketing.
For more career information, check out UNO What Can I Do With A Degree In Women's and Gender Studies?, College Board - Women's Studies, or UNO Career Center.