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.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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  • 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
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"Women's Studies and Business is the perfect combination for me because I am a woman in business."

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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

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

Popular Courses:

  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Criminalizing Women
  • Contemporary Feminisms
  • Gender, Sexualities and the Law
  • Queer Feminisms
  • Popular Culture, Gender, and Social Movements
  • Doing Feminist Research
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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