Women's and Gender Studies

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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.

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A Village of Support

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Sharyn Potter testifying before Congress with male in background

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Potter Testifies

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  • 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...
  • Women's Studies Major | VP of Community Engagement for a nonpartisan nonprofit organization
    Since graduating from The University of New Hampshire in 2011, I have completed a year of AmeriCorps Service (an experience I highly recommenced to any graduating student!), aligned myself with nonprofit organizations that share my values in various volunteer, part time or internship roles -- MA...
    Women's Studies Major | VP of Community Engagement for a nonpartisan nonprofit organization
    Since graduating from The University of New Hampshire in 2011, I have completed a year of AmeriCorps Service (an experience I highly recommenced to any graduating student!), aligned myself with nonprofit organizations that share my values in various volunteer, part time or internship roles -- MA...
  • International Affairs and Women's Studies Majors | International Property Specialist
    Read more about Tamara's success using her degrees in Women's Studies and International Affairs
    International Affairs and Women's Studies Majors | International Property Specialist
    Read more about Tamara's success using her degrees in Women's Studies and International Affairs
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders and Women's Studies | BEDA Program in Spain
    Read more about Lacey's success using her degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Women's Studies on UNH Tales
    Communication Sciences and Disorders and Women's Studies | BEDA Program in Spain
    Read more about Lacey's success using her degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Women's Studies on UNH Tales
  • Anthropology and Women's Studies Major | Public Affairs Organizer, Planned Parenthood
    Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 I've jumped right into social justice work.  I have been devoted to the issue of reproductive justice since beginning my time at UNH and I find it very rewarding to find myself in a career path that puts the same emphasis on a topic...
    Anthropology and Women's Studies Major | Public Affairs Organizer, Planned Parenthood
    Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 I've jumped right into social justice work.  I have been devoted to the issue of reproductive justice since beginning my time at UNH and I find it very rewarding to find myself in a career path that puts the same emphasis on a topic...