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Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Examine and reinterpret existing data and assumptions regarding gender issues and women’s contributions to various fields.

Program Overview

Through the course of your studies, you will investigate how people’s lives are affected by gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, age, race, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and religion.

You’ll learn flexible thinking skills that will prepare you for a satisfying career in the nonprofit sector, public policy, law, media, social work, and for-profit institutions, among other spheres.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Our graduates enjoy careers in law, counseling, public policy, social work, business management and more — or go on to pursue advanced degrees in various fields.

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Get Involved

WISE Program Participants

Below are two NC State “Living and Learning Villages” with a strong connection with the WGS Program. Upon linking to this page, you may scroll down to locate more information about the WISE and WOW Villages.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program

The WISE Program was created to address the underrepresentation of women and people of color in sciences and engineering.  Faculty in both WGS and Science and Engineering encourages students’ interests in scholarship on women in science and engineering. To learn more about the WISE Village, a living and learning community for first and second year women in STEM majors click below.

Women of Welch (WOW)

University Housing, WGS, and the Women’s Center have worked together to create a living and learning community residence hall for undergraduate female students.