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Gender & Women's Studies

Learn alongside faculty who are active participants in gender research, education, and advocacy – including the Canada Research Chair in Feminist and Gender Studies.

Gender and Women's Studies explores gender relations across cultures, throughout history, and in contemporary societies. In this program, you will explore a broad range of feminist perspectives on labour, health, history, popular culture, law, the environment, social policy, literature, and globalization. You will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of feminist thought and practice, including dynamic intersections with critical race, disability, decolonial and critical sexuality studies.

Degree Type

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

The Trent Advantage

  • Put your knowledge to the test outside the university through a community-based gender research project
  • Enjoy awards and bursaries exclusive to Gender and Women's Studies students
  • Engage with guest lecturers, authors, and leaders in the field

Popular Courses

Career Paths

  • Lawyer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Community Development Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Healthcare Professional
  • Equity Advisor
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Researcher
  • Program Manager