As a Women’s and Gender Studies major at Syracuse University, you will take classes from more than a dozen academic departments. Your interdisciplinary curriculum will allow you to examine and understand the myriad ways ideas and practices about gender shape the world. Explore gender-related issues focusing on race, ethnicity, age, class, sexuality, ability, and more.

Enhance and broaden your experience at SU beyond the College of Arts and Sciences – you are free to take classes in the other professional schools and colleges at SU.

Sample Courses

  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender, Militarism, and War
  • Feminisms, Sexualities, and Human Rights in Middle Eastern Societies
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • LGBT Studies in Sexuality
  • Beyond the Veil: Gender Politics in Islam

Practical Experience

Seize opportunities to do community volunteering and professional internships – on campus, off campus, or internationally. Academic counselors and faculty advisors will guide you in aligning your interests and academic path with opportunities for growth.

Turn to the College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Innovative Learning (iLEARN) for support with innovative educational programs and your undergraduate research activities. The center can help complement your traditional classroom and laboratory work with enhanced out-of-classroom learning experiences.

There are more than 350 student organizations at Syracuse University, and you can get involved with any of them. In addition to organizations that support women and promote women’s issues, you’ll find groups formed around themes like art, politics, advocacy, government, media, and service.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, which features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. You can choose semester, summer, short term, and yearlong options for international study. Women’s and Gender Studies majors will find academic offerings at SU Abroad’s programs in Florence, Istanbul, London, and Madrid, as well as in the many study abroad programs offered by World Partners.

Life after Syracuse University

As a College of Arts & Sciences graduate with a major in Women’s and Gender Studies, you can explore careers in:

  • Arts and Media
  • Social Services
  • Counseling
  • Journalism and Editing
  • Public Relations
  • Politics and Law

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as law, education, journalism, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.

Learn more about Women’s and Gender Studies.