Women’s and Gender Studies

You’ll examine how social constructions of gender shape the consciousness and lives of women and men of various races, ethnicities, classes and sexualities. You’ll explore diverse women’s histories, intellectual contributions and perspectives.

Employing methodological tools from a wide range of disciplines, you’ll scrutinize gender in relation to institutions, ideologies, histories, cultural artifacts, social interactions, science, bodies and cultures.

Our focus is on the transnational feminist exploration of the ways gender intersects with different variables to produce the complexity of women’s and men’s lived experience. Our courses are open to all students at Brock University, allowing them to explore the ways gendered experience is produced as a culturally variable and historically contingent category.

  • BA in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • BA in Women’s and Gender Studies/Social Service Worker Diploma (Mohawk College)
  • Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BWS


Career outcomes

  • Family lawyer
  • Social worker
  • Family doctor
  • Director of women’s organizations
  • Human rights worker

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)