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Women's & Gender Studies

Women's & Gender Studies

  • Women's & Gender Studies
  • Social Work & Women’s Studies (BSW)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Explore how things like gender, race and sexuality shape your daily life and the relationships you have with family, friends and co-workers. You’ll learn from world-renowned leaders in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, and have lots of opportunities for hands-on learning including taking courses through the Walls to Bridges program, which brings together university students with incarcerated students to learn together in courses taught inside correctional facilities. Design and conduct research studies and take part in a program to end sexual violence.


Sample Courses: Women, Race and Social Justice; Queer Activism; Work and Equality; Women’s Movements in North America; Practical Strategies for Social Change


Career Tracks: Human rights advocate, women’s counsellor, gender and sexuality educator, women’s substance abuse support worker, community development coordinator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Be one of a kind with a degree from the only Social Work and Women’s Studies program in North America. We offer unique opportunities for hands-on learning, bringing your knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion in to focus. We’ve got clubs, exchange opportunities and the chance to become involved in the community.


Sample Courses: Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare; Social Work and Violence; Feminist Social Work; Women, Race and Social Justice; Frameworks of Feminist Research; Women’s Movements in North America


Career Tracks: Victim advocate, human rights advocate, crisis counsellor, women’s shelter service worker, child and youth protection worker

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Social Work students reapply for admission to Year 3.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

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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Number of Graduates (2018)

93%


Employment Rate of Graduates

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)

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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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

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

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

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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.


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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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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-Curricular

Co-Curricular

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

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

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

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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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