Women's Studies

Evening|Weekend|Online B.A. in Women’s Studies

  • For busy women who want increase their awareness of social inequities and hone their ability to lead and collaborate in change.
  • An interdisciplinary major grounded in issues related to women and feminism, with an overarching focus on social justice for all groups and individuals.
  • Design your program around your areas of interest.
  • Career options include community organizing, public policy, business and education.
  • Flexible course scheduling blends evening/weekend meetings with online learning.
  • Affordable tuition rates.
  • Transfer in your previous college credits — graduate sooner.

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Majoring in Women’s Studies

The interdisciplinary Women’s Studies program cultivates an awareness of privilege and injustice that permeates all aspects of your life. You learn to lead and work in teams to foster positive change and equal treatment of groups and individuals, regardless of gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

You emerge with valuable life and workplace skills including the ability to recognize and respect differing perspectives, analyze complex problems, communicate clearly and work collaboratively.

As your perspective broadens and deepens, your new worldview will transform you -- and the world around you.

“What I learn informs how I live and how I live informs what I learn.” 

Advance Your Career and Your Life

Women’s Studies teaches skills that lead to a wide variety of careers ranging from human resources and communications to the sciences. Whatever your role, wherever you work, your analytical and communications skills, along with your ability to lead and work in teams, will be highly valued. Women’s Studies majors become self-empowered members of society who encourage the abilities of all people. For information about careers, click on the Using Your Degree tab.

The Women’s Studies department is housed with the University’s Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, which brings together faculty, student scholars and activists to work on issues of race, class, gender and other differences. The Center also offers student scholarships and grants for special projects and research. Congenial brown bag lunches provide opportunities for you to meet policy makers, non-profit leaders and more.

Want to study global women’s issues? Visit the Office of Global Studies to learn about St. Kate’s numerous study-abroad programs.

Supportive Environment

If you are returning to school to broaden your understanding of the world and add leadership skills, St. Kate’s supportive environment is right for you. Your valuable life experience is honored and respected. In fact, you’ll be asked to share your unique perspective with other students and faculty in enriching, interactive classroom discussions, personal reflections and collaborative studies.

Has it been a while since you’ve written a paper or analyzed a text? Our O’Neill Center for Academic Achievement LINK offers one-on-one help, including outstanding writing assistance.

Program of Study

The Women’s Studies department allows you to tap into your own passionate interests by designing a personalized plan of study with the support of your faculty advisor. Because Women’s Studies is interdisciplinary, courses are housed departments including Sociology, English, Philosophy, Theology, Critical Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Biology. For this reason, Women’s Studies pairs well with many other majors.

Uniquely St. Kate’s

St. Catherine was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet more than a century ago to provide education to women. Today, the curriculum is grounded in women’s issues and focused on developing women’s leadership.

The Women’s Studies program also strongly embraces the University’s social justice mission. Many classes include a community-based, service-learning component. You gain experience in multicultural environments where you can apply classroom knowledge. Opportunities to engage in service learning and jobs also can be found through St. Kate’s robust Community Work and Learning office.