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Women’s & Gender Studies

   The Women’s & Gender Studies Major: Women's history, with its distinctive culture, affects women's present status, education and career development. New scholarship on the historical and contemporary contributions of women has influenced course offerings in many disciplines within the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. The interdisciplinary women's studies program provides a framework for the study of gender and the questions of culture, history, politics, and economics. The program also is committed to integrating new scholarship on race, ethnicity, and class together with perspectives on gender. A variety of courses, including Introduction to Women's Studies and Topics in Women's Studies are available to students who wish to direct their future career plans, studies, and research into fields requiring knowledge of the new scholarship on women. Students are also required to pursue a research project and/or an internship.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with a Women's Studies degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Women's Studies.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Biographer
  • Business Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Community Service Agency Director
  • Financial Planner
  • Fund Raiser
  • Women's Health Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Psychologist
  • Public Administrator
  • Grant Writer
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Investment Counselor
  • Job Developer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Women's Right Advocate
  • Planned Parenthood Counselor

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services
  • Catholic Community Services
  • State of New Jersey
  • St. Claire's Homes & AIDS Resource
  • Youth Advocate Program
  • Association of Retarded Citizens
  • National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders
  • Prudential
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • National Clearinghouse on Marital & Date Rape
  • New Jersey Transit
  • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
  • Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless
  • International Institute of New Jersey
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Kessler Institute
  • Children's Specialized Hospital
  • United Way
  • The Program for Women and Families
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