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Careers and Alumni

What Can You Do With a WGSS Degree?

The interdisciplinary nature of WGSS produces innovative and flexible thinkers who understand and respect the increasingly diverse and multicultural world in which they live. WGSS majors develop important skills of analysis and research, writing and communication, leadership and organization that can be applied in a broad range of occupations. WGSS graduates have successful careers in law, politics and public service, education, business, medicine, social work, community leadership, and the arts. Many WGSS majors continue their educations in graduate or professional school programs.

Wide-ranging Career Paths

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies graduates from Emory University and other colleges have pursued wide-ranging career paths in:

Public Service

public interest lawyer, city planner, health science administrator, director of public interest group or human rights organization

Human Services

psychotherapist, physician, social worker, minister, youth counselor, director of public interest group or human rights organization


professor, academic administrator, student services director, university librarian, teacher, principal


manager, personnel director, attorney, market researcher, publications coordinator


writer, journalist, editor for publishing company, television programming director