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What will I do with a WGSS degree?

It's a question worth asking, and for students of WGSS, the answer is "the sky is the limit." Professor Rose-Marie Avin, Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program believes this program opens doors to a world of possibilities. The critical perspectives you will develop in the program are important in all fields of study, and you will be well prepared to do work in a variety of fields.

My WGSS major has helped me to develop a platform to think critically about everyday life from a feminist perspective. I view life from a different angle than when I first entered UWEC and that wouldn’t be possible without WGSS. I’m very thankful for that.

Emily Stage Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Typical positions held by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies graduates include those in social work, community advocacy, governmental and non-profit agencies, health care education, editing and writing for women’s publications, small business ownerships, advanced degrees in WGSS, community outreach programs and other programs requiring experience working with diverse and marginalized populations. Find recent alumni in places like:

  • Assistant Director, Hoard Historical Museum
  • Communications Coordinator, Hennepin County
  • Community Case Manager, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Customer Service Manager, Girl Scouts of America River Valleys
  • Director, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at UWEC
  • Domestic Violence Program Director, Family Support Center
  • Partnership Coordinator, Flynn Elementary
  • Prevention Specialist, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Production Controller, Target
  • Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Winona State University
  • Public Health Nurse, Eau Claire Health Department
  • Sexual Health Educator, Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Technical Services, Epic
  • Volunteer, Peace Corps
  • Youth advocate, Rainbow House

WGSS Graduate Testimonials

In the videos below, WGSS graduates talk about their experience in the program and the kind of work they do now.

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