With a strong record of research and scholarship and a strong commitment to the principles of liberal education, the Department of Women & Gender Studies offers a vibrant intellectual and socially engaged learning environment.
Using inter/disciplinary modes of inquiry, WGST faculty deliver a curriculum that provides students with a sound understanding of how current and historical events, ideas, and institutions are structured by social relations such as gender, race, sexuality, ability, and class. The department provides opportunities for students to participate in research projects and to present their work in a variety of forums. Also, we offer several courses cross-listed with political science, history, geography, Asian studies and health sciences and our faculty actively supervise Independent and Applied Studies students. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Applied Studies and Independent Studies as well as pursue their original research project via an Honours Thesis.
Graduates from this discipline have gone on to work in such areas as social work, government immigration and multicultural services, family services, teaching, policymaking, criminology, health care, science, education, law, non-government organizations, and psychology.
Also, the University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs, at the Master and Doctoral levels, spanning over 60 disciplines — so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success. Learn more about graduate studies.
For more information on any of the degrees listed above, review the Program Planning Guide(s) that aligns with your admission year (e.g. 2022/2023) or speak to an Academic Advisor.