The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at Montclair State offers students a strong education in the newest theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding and examining how gender, sexuality and related factors contribute to the diverse economic, political and cultural institutions and relationships that shape people’s lives. GSWS challenges students to employ a new analytical lens to investigate current issues in business, policy analysis, education, the arts and other important arenas.
Workplace dynamics, gender equity, diversity issues and processes of globalization—core topics in our GSWS courses—are important in a range of career fields. Graduates with degrees in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies find meaningful careers in private enterprise as well as governmental bureaus, non-profit organizations, and community agencies that demand insight into the interconnected complexities of contemporary life along with an expertise in women’s issues and gender relations. Corporations want employees who can think critically, develop innovative approaches to problems and set new standards of leadership performance. GSWS graduates are just such people. Additionally, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program offers a foundation for graduate work in professional degree programs such as teaching, counseling, social work, legal studies, public health, business administration and advocacy.