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Women's Studies at St. Thomas:understand women's experiences and analyze modern challenges.

What are recent graduates doing now?

Madeline Jack, a Women’s Studies minor who graduated in 2012, is attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  Once she has her JD, Madeline hopes to work in international law and development.  Madeline organized a panel discussion on Women and Development during her final semester at UST.

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom:

Internships. The women’s studies major requires one internship course (designated as an independent study) which combines theoretical, practical and research components. Recent internship sites include Casa de Esperanza, the Jeremiah Program and the Family Place.

Study abroad. Study abroad allows students to experience women’s studies from an international perspective.

Faculty at work

The women’s studies faculty publish articles, present papers at national conferences, produce films and engage in community-based teaching and learning.

What jobs are possible with a Women's Studies major?

  • Elected official
  • Campaign staff
  • Women's issues coordinator
  • Public information coordinator
  • Census/survey work
  • Peace corps volunteer
  • Public opinion analyst
  • Researcher/technical analyst
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Women's issues advocate
  • Social worker
  • Nongovernmental agencies worker
  • Youth counselor
  • Volunteer services coordinator
  • Community planning specialist


  • Women’s programming
  • Personnel officer
  • Market research analyst
  • Sales/marketing representative
  • Organizational planner
  • Management trainee
  • Consultant, cultural resource manager
  • Arts council director
  • Foundation administrator
  • Environmental consultant
  • Exhibit preparation coordinator
  • Librarian
  • Conservator
  • Research associate
  • Teacher
  • Resource consultant
  • School administrator
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