Careers for Women's and Gender Studies Majors
Women’s and Gender Studies broadens the liberal arts education of both female and male students. It enhances career preparation and professional opportunities by making you aware of the political, historical, and social context surrounding shifting gender roles, thereby preparing you for interaction in a diverse workplace.
What's the Women's and Gender Studies Capstone About?
The Women’s and Gender Studies senior capstone (“Women’s and Gender Studies and Vocation”) exemplifies our program’s emphasis on combining inquiry with experience. For the capstone, each Women’s and Gender Studies major works with faculty mentors to design an internship or service learning project that fits creatively her or his unique vocational and academic interests. One student with a background in nursing or biology, for example, might work in a program that offers pre-natal care for low-income women, while another student with expertise in social work and public policy might assist an organization working to reduce domestic violence. Or, a student interested in feminist theater could work with the Women’s Center to shape PLU’s annual production of “The Vagina Monologues”!
Additional Opportunities for Women's and Gender Studies Majors
What is the Women's Center?
The community of Women’s and Gender Studies students and faculty enjoy the Women’s Center as a location for classes and studying, special programs, receptions and parties, counseling services, club activities, and library resources. The Women’s Center is open to all students, faculty and staff as a place to relax or to join in activities. Contact the Women’s Center, 253-535-8759, or visit www.plu.edu/womenscenter for further information and a schedule of events and activities.