Why You Should Be a Women's Studies or Queer Studies Student!


Why a degree in Women & Gender Studies or Queer Studies?

Women and Gender Studies explores power as it relates to gender and other forms of identity, including sexuality, race, class and nation. Our courses emphasize critical thinking and analysis and social justice activism and they are the most engaging and empowering courses on the CSU Fullerton campus!

Students with Women & Gender Studies Major/Minor and Queer Studies Minor designations on their transcript are distinguished affirmatively in application to graduate school across many fields.  Additionally, WGST and QS students are highly competitive for employment and internships in fields including social work, counseling, education, healthcare, social service, government, and nonprofit advocacy. In a private-sector job market with increasing demand for sensitivity and nuance to issues of diversity, social marketing, and critical/intellectual flexibility, WGST and QS students are positioned on the leading edge of cultural, social, political and scientific knowledges.

We offer our students:
Great Ideas: Texts and theories based on a commitment to equality and self-determination for all people regardless of gender, race, class, nationality and sexual orientation form the foundation of the Women & Gender Studies and Queer Studies curriculum.Outstanding

Faculty: Faculty members are internationally-recognized scholars who hold degrees from prestigious universities and are eager to share their enthusiasm for Women & Gender Studies and Queer Studies with students. In addition, the Women & Gender Studies Program and Queer Studies Program has an active and diverse Program Council who are also committed to supporting the educational opportunities of our students. Finally, our interdisciplinary Queer Studies faculty is extensive and draws from expertise across the CSUF campus.

Fantastic Students: Women & Gender Studies and Queer Studies students are some of the most active on our campus! Our students organize speakers, participate in colloquia and panel discussions and coordinate social and instructionally related programs. We sponsor many campus events including Women's History Month, "Take Back the Night" and the popular speaker series, "Thinking Queer: Bringing Queer Scholarship to CSU Fullerton."