Women's and Gender Studies

Ariel Shot

Explore the department of Women's and gender Studies

Connect to your community and contribute directly to changing the campus climate and our world. Our courses encourage you to critically examine basic questions about gender roles, gender identity and social justice. Our classes cover topics from gaming and sports to diversity and activism. Small class sizes and engaged faculty afford women’s and gender studies students opportunities to learn with leaders in the field. You will have many opportunities for hands on experience through internships and practicums. Women’s and gender studies graduates pursue careers as varied as business, law, health care, education, social and environmental justice and the arts.

Recent Stories

Woman with dark curly hair looks at the camera, painting of Black astronomers behind her

Excellence in Science Communication

Excellence in Science Communication

Physicist Prescod-Weinstein honored by National Academies for writing...

Article
Woman with dark curly hair looks at the camera, painting of Black astronomers behind her

Particle Physics Progress

Particle Physics Progress

Prescod-Weinstein appointed to National Academies Committee...

Article
Jim Dean with all award winners

Blue Ribbon Day

Blue Ribbon Day

COLA students among select group recognized for excellence in scholarship, leadership, citizenship...

Article
  • Communication and Women's and Gender Studies Majors
    With a dual major in communication and women’s and gender studies, Elza Brechbuhl is excited by the possibilities her courses offer inside and outside the classroom. Her discussion-based classes address complex issues and enable “honest, very personal” conversations with her peers. “I love my...
    Communication and Women's and Gender Studies Majors
    With a dual major in communication and women’s and gender studies, Elza Brechbuhl is excited by the possibilities her courses offer inside and outside the classroom. Her discussion-based classes address complex issues and enable “honest, very personal” conversations with her peers. “I love my...
  • Women's and Gender Studies Major
    Whether it’s participating in a campus-wide discussion on equity, justice and freedom or working at the Beauregard Center, Taryn Duncan draws energy from connection. It has, however, required her to step out of her comfort zone. “I’m shy, but I still enjoy meeting new people,” she says. The Windsor...
    Women's and Gender Studies Major
    Whether it’s participating in a campus-wide discussion on equity, justice and freedom or working at the Beauregard Center, Taryn Duncan draws energy from connection. It has, however, required her to step out of her comfort zone. “I’m shy, but I still enjoy meeting new people,” she says. The Windsor...
  • English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
    Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
    English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
    Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
  • Communication Major
    When Emily Bourne came to UNH from Cornish, N.H., she knew she wanted her future career path to fall “somewhere along the lines of music management.” While she chose a very specific future career, she discovered there was no academic major called “music management.” Not a problem. “When I started...
    Communication Major
    When Emily Bourne came to UNH from Cornish, N.H., she knew she wanted her future career path to fall “somewhere along the lines of music management.” While she chose a very specific future career, she discovered there was no academic major called “music management.” Not a problem. “When I started...
  • Women's Studies Major
    Of Emma Chinman’s many accomplishments, she is most proud of her role as the Associate Chaplain of Durham’s Waysmeet Center. Not only is she serving in this role as an undergraduate student, but it also fulfills her passion and commitment to community service, inclusion and equity. After hearing...
    Women's Studies Major
    Of Emma Chinman’s many accomplishments, she is most proud of her role as the Associate Chaplain of Durham’s Waysmeet Center. Not only is she serving in this role as an undergraduate student, but it also fulfills her passion and commitment to community service, inclusion and equity. After hearing...

Upcoming Events

There are no items to display.