Career Opportunities

The degree in women’s studies provides benefits to graduates who study full or part-time. Completing the undergraduate degree part-time allows professionals (in areas such as nursing, education, addictions services and government) to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in their current place of employment. An undergraduate degree in women’s studies will provide new and developing professionals with a vast knowledge and skill-set to be applied in a variety of careers, some of which may include:

  • Social worker or counsellor
  • Teacher in elementary or high school
  • Instructor or professor in university/college
  • Lawyer, specializing in women’s rights, human rights, family law, or other area
  • Researcher in a government department
  • Project manager in a non-governmental organization (NGO)
  • Program coordinator in a women’s center
  • Financial planner, with a focus on women’s finances
  • Policy analyst in a governmental or para-governmental organization, perhaps as an employment equity officer or public administrator
  • Policy analyst in business and industry or in educational institutions
  • Writer, publisher, or editor
  • International development work
  • Not-for-profit organizations that work with women and children, specifically services for abused women and children, homeless women and children, and women with addictions
  • Government organizations
  • Graduate studies in the areas of law, social work, public administration, and education