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College of Arts & Sciences

Women's and gender studies is a flexible interdisciplinary program devoted to the critical analysis of gender and the pursuit of knowledge about women throughout history and around the world. This major combines the methods and insights of traditional liberal arts disciplines with the special insights of scholarship on women’s and gender studies.

Through interdisciplinary breadth and an emphasis on critical thinking, women's and gender studies prepares you to employ critical learning in your private life as well as in public roles as a citizen and member of a diverse and complex workforce.


Our courses yield fresh perspectives on the nature of gender as it intersects with race, ethnicity, class, religion, and nation. We encourage students to look beyond their own culture and era in examining gender’s role in shaping society.

Majors in women's and gender studies receive training in both humanities and social sciences approaches. You will complete coursework that focuses on material beyond dominant U.S. culture. Core courses in women's and gender studies have both theoretical and applied focuses. Upper-division core courses in women's and gender studies emphasize writing and research skills.

Choose Your Degree

There are two undergraduate degrees in women's and gender studies available at Texas A&M University: The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.


Because gender has far-reaching influence on daily life, world culture and public policy, this major equips students to enter a wide range of fields.

Women’s and gender studies is attractive to employers looking for recruits trained in:

  • Critical thinking
  • Organizational skills
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Presenting

Expertise in women’s and gender issues is increasingly important to businesses, governmental agencies and other organizations dealing with matters such as:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Flex-time
  • Parental leave
  • Pay equity

Specialists in women's and gender studies find opportunities in fields such as:

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Law
  • Media
  • Public policy
  • Social work

The Bachelor of Science degree is particularly useful for students interested in science-oriented fields such as:

  • Health and medicine
  • Environmental studies
  • Urban planning
  • Food security
  • Data science

This degree is also excellent preparation for engaging in public policy, law and education in science fields.