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The gender and women’s studies program will open a whole new world for you!

Gender & Women’s Studies Major

Combine challenging courses, accomplished accessible faculty, opportunities to get involved in creating significant events and individually designed internships and research projects.

What Will I Learn?

Explore how institutions and social practices construct gender inequalities in the world. Examine how people respond to promote greater justice and human rights. Investigate systems of power using intersectional analysis — identify how race, class, sexuality and other dimensions of difference shape gender dynamics and gender violence. Apply critical thinking, including media analysis, to examine your own identity, relationships and experiences.

What is Unique About Our Program?

Gender and women’s studies at SUNY Plattsburgh is transnational, intersectional, and activist, promoting solidarity and leadership for gender equality and social justice on campus and in the world. We encourage students to study abroad, and we conduct our own gender-focused faculty-led travel experiences.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Our graduates have confidence to face challenges, capacity to analyze difficult problems, readiness to work in groups, knowledge to network across differences and passion to impact lives. They like being empowered and aware — we think you will too!

  • Social work
  • Public policy
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • Media
  • Health care
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Arts and business
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