Are you interested in forging lasting working relationships with the larger San Antonio community, particularly on issues relating to the development of women’s leadership in the 21st Century? If you’re looking to learn about feminist methodologies, foster dialogue on issues concerning working class women and nurture female leadership, then you may want to major in Women’s Studies.
UTSA’s Women’s Studies Program
UTSA’s Women’s Studies degree provides the opportunity to examine the social, historical, political and cultural experiences of women from an interdisciplinary perspective. There’s an emphasis on cross-disciplinary research to encourage an informed understanding of women and issues of gender and sexuality across local and global cultures. The curriculum contains feminist theories, gender and cities, themes of social history in the U.S., the biology of human reproduction, gender and crime, society and social issues, women in politics and much more. The program is centered on research, curriculum and community engagement in exciting, important and engaging ways.
Careers in Women’s Studies
Top job titles for Women’s Studies graduates include:
• College Professor/Instructor
• Sales Representative
• Policy Analyst
Women’s Studies and its related career pathways are currently in higher than average demand in the following US States/Regions for the 2018-19 financial year: New York City, NYC, Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA. More than 144,000 women’s studies-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Industries for Women’s Studies Graduates
Women’s Studies is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of women’s studies-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• Higher Education
• Junior Colleges
• Management and Technical Consulting Services
Salaries for Women’s Studies Graduates
The salary range for open women’s studies-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Women’s Studies Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Women’s Studies graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Women’s Studies may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy learning
• You enjoy working with others
• You like being creative and artistic
• You enjoy writing
• You like to think deep and explore theories