What You'll Learn in the Women's and Gender Studies Program

As a part of UW-Platteville’s Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences, the Women’s and Gender Studies program will allow you to develop interdisciplinary critical thinking and analytical skills, examine personal and social values, and contribute wisely to a diverse global community. You’ll explore coursework in gender and society; psychology of women; ethnic and gender equity in education; and other topics.

Career Opportunities

The Women's and Gender Studies program can prepare you with the knowledge to understand the complexities of contemporary society, and build analytical skills that can be applied across professional fields. With a minor or certificate, you will be well-equipped to pursue graduate study or a career in fields including art, education, law, medicine, government, business, and more.

Careers could include:

  • Advocate for victims of domestic violence and hate crimes
  • Associate director of a human rights organization
  • Coordinator of a women’s health clinic
  • Director of social service agency
  • Human Resources Diversity Specialist
  • Public health educator
  • Social worker
  • Union organizer

Learn From Dedicated Faculty

Committed Women and Gender Studies staff, faculty, and council members strive to provide high-quality undergraduate education for students facing the challenges of both the 21st century and an increasingly globalized world. Faculty teaching courses in Women's and Gender Studies are from diverse backgrounds and are committed to exploring ways in which interdisciplinary research and pedagogies can help strengthen students' knowledge about themselves and individuals or groups that are traditionally marginalized.


The following list includes campus events, programs, and resources related to women's and gender studies. Additionally, the Women's and Gender Studies program supports and encourages students to attend events sponsored by the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality and Women's Council.