The Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program at UVM is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the study of gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. Gender (the social meaning of the distinction among sexes) and sexuality (sexual identities, discourses, and institutions) are studied as they intersect with class, race, ethnicity, disability, nationality and transnational movements.
An Intimate Learning Environment
Offering the B.A. and two distinct minors, the GSWS program is both a scholarly discipline and a unique meeting place where students and faculty from across the campus to study the diversity of human experience. Classes are small, creating an intimate environment and inclusive atmosphere that values cultural, political, and personal differences.
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Faculty who teach in the program are leading thinkers in the broad fields of gender and women's studies. We host a major series of innovative programming and events on campus and create opportunities for undergraduate scholarship.
Graduates of UVM's Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies are prepared for careers in counseling, clinical psychology, social services, education, media or politics, and builds a strong foundation for graduate school. Find out what some of our graduates are up to in graduate school and the working world.