Internships and Research Opportunities.
Women’s and Gender Studies majors are required to complete an internship. As a field, WGST is deeply informed by the notion that theory and practice must always be interconnected. The required internship is the primary place in the major where you will make connections between classroom learning and work in a specific community or professional site, while also developing job skills, building your resume, and exploring career options.
As a WGST major, you will complete at least one major independent research project either an honors thesis or a capstone project. Often, students link these projects to work they do in WGST 310, the theory and methodology course or to their internships. Students work closely with WGST faculty and/or faculty in other fields to develop their project topic and complete their research.