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Gain the ‘people skills’ that employers want!
Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that prepares students to recognize gender and sexuality as socio-cultural constructs that intersect with other aspects of identity. Students learn how gender and sexuality shape people’s lived experiences, resulting in better engagement with others. These “people skills,” such as self-awareness, adaptability, and interpersonal skills, are increasingly in demand by employers. Students analyze how institutions and policies influence and reinforce power inequities and cultural expectations about gender and sexuality. Students are able to take courses with award-winning faculty educators across a wide range of academic units and disciplines. The minor is a great complement for almost any major, including majors within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which requires a minor for graduation. The minor allows students to deeply consider and value diverse experiences as they work toward promoting equity and gender justice in the world.
- Advertising (B.A./B.S.)
- American Indian & Indigenous Studies (B.A.)
- Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.)
- English (B.A.)
- English (B.A.) - Writing Specialization
- Global Studies (B.A.)
- History (B.A./B.S.)
- Human Development & Family Studies (B.S.)
- Journalism (B.A./B.S.)
- Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations (B.S.)
- Political Science (B.A./B.S.)
- Psychology (B.A./B.S.)
- Public Relations (B.A./B.S.)
- Sociology (B.A./B.S.)
Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?
If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The Exploratory Studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the Exploratory Studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices.
In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.