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Women's & Gender Studies

  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Women's Studies & Social Work
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Explore how gender, race, sexuality and other social identities shape all aspects of everyday life – from the music you enjoy, to the films you watch, to your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. A deep understanding of women and gender is at the heart of this program, but this is not its boundary. We are concerned with equality and social justice in the broadest sense.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Unique in North America, the program addresses social justice in its broadest sense. Learn how race, social class, religion, and sexuality shape gender and society, and the specialized knowledge and skills needed to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English.

70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Functional Knowledge

  • Explore the role of gender and other aspects of human diversity in shaping society, culture, and the lived experience of individuals
  • Examine barriers to equality and construct strategies for the promotion of social justice for all Canadians
  • Identify the ways in which one’s own values, experiences, and beliefs shape interactions with others in personal and professional contexts
  • Develop strategies that promote collaboration and consensus building across diversity
  • Communicate complex ideas in a manner accessible to a broad range of audiences

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Katie Baltzer

"Women’s and Gender Studies prepared me for work as a social worker because I learned how to critically analyze situations through an intersectional approach and this helps me relate better to people."

Katie Baltzer –
BSW in Social Work and Women’s Studies

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Number of Women’s and Gender Studies Graduates (2017)

95.7%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Social Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Women’s & Gender Studies Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced research
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources, projectmanagement
  • Education: Advising, counselling, corporate training
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Healthcare: Administration, counselling
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Media, marketing, PR, and journalism
  • Non-profit, social service, and non-governmental organization (NGO) sector

Career Tracks*

  • Anti-violence educator
  • Child and youth worker
  • Community organizer
  • Crisis counsellor
  • Health educator
  • Human resources
  • Human rights advocate
  • Immigration services
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Legal advocate
  • Librarian
  • Midwife/doula
  • Performing and creative arts
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public relations
  • Probation/Parole officer
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Settlement worker
  • Sexuality educator
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Therapist
  • Union organizer
  • Victim advocate
  • Women’s shelter manager
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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