Women's & Gender Studies

Contact Information

Ellie Schemenauer
Associate Professor
Phone: (262) 472-2872
Location: Laurentide 4231

Women's & Gender Studies

One of the most vibrant areas of intellectual inquiry, women's and gender studies explores why gender matters in the pursuit of knowledge and social justice.

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies offers a major, a minor, and a 15-hour certificate in women's studies.  Students often choose to double major in women's studies and another area, such as social work or public relations. 

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The interdisciplinary women's and gender studies program blends a solid liberal arts foundation with courses about the experiences, roles, achievements, and issues impacting women. Helping to shed light and further understanding on issues specific to women and men in these complicated and ever-changing times is both a meaningful and popular endeavor.

Women's and Gender Studies prepares students for a variety of careers such as:

  • Human services provider
  • Parole officer
  • Not-for-profit director
  • Marketer
  • Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Residence Life Coordinator
  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Program Coordinator - Higher Education
  • Higher Education instructor
  • Entrepreneur

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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