Undergraduate
Undergraduate

Let curiosity move you to major or minor in women's and gender studies!

You can also minor in LGBTQ/sexuality studies.

Academics

When you major in women’s and gender studies you will study women, gender and sexuality; as you investigate the lives of women as writers and scholars, artists and activists, public figures and private citizens, in the past and the present. You will also study gender more broadly, which means you will look at feminine, masculine and queer identities across time and cultures in order to understand how gender signifies relationships of power.

Your core classes will include Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; Feminist Theories, Feminists’ Perspectives; and a senior seminar. Beyond that, dive deep into upperlevel elective courses like:

  • Gender and Communication
  • Philosophy of Feminism
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Women in Contemporary Society
  • Women in Popular Culture

Experience

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we know experience is valuable and goes beyond the classroom. We strive to help you connect your academics with research, internships, education abroad, service learning and leadership experiences. Take advantage of opportunities in women’s and gender studies such as:

  • Studying abroad in Greece
  • Serving in the university’s Women’s Center
  • Interning with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
  • Researching domestic violence in literature
  • Leading peers as the president of Students Advocating Gender Equity (SAGE) student organization

Opportunities

Your women’s and gender studies major provides valuable interdisciplinary training, appealing to employers and higher education programs alike. With coursework and experiences such as working for human rights and justice, traveling abroad to gain new perspectives, or taking advantage of an internship in any number of industries, you will be prepared for anything. You could pursue a position as a counselor, social worker, health care professional, editor or teacher. You could also pursue graduate programs in a variety of disciplines or obtain a law or medical degree. Here are examples of recent graduates’ employment:

  • Associate Attorney / KINSEY ROWE BECKER & KISTLER, LLP
  • Case Manager / CENTER POINTE
  • Editor / UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN
  • Field Director / KILEY FOR KIDS
  • Mentor for the Highly Gifted / LINCOLN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Office Associate / UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER COUNSELING
  • Program Specialist / GIRL SCOUTS
  • Rural Advocate / VOICES OF HOPE
  • Therapeutic Mentor / ST. MONICA’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR WOMEN