Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on interactions of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, and nationality. In addition to its focus on the history and achievements of women, gender scholarship has inspired research and curricula that address men’s lives, masculinity, and the lives of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The University of Utah Gender Studies Program offers a space for the study of a wide range of feminist thought and practices: theory and community-engaged learning; activism and professional development; lively debate and professional skill building. Pursue your passions!
Graduates work in various fields, including human services, law, social work, non-profit organizations, private business, the arts, health professions, and education. Those who pursue graduate degrees study in many disciplines, including English, Political Science, Social Work, Medicine, Sociology, Educational Administration, Law, Fine Arts, Anthropology, and Communication.