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Overview for Women's Studies

A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of women, and the development of modern feminism in relation to the roles played by women in different periods and locations in North America and the world. Programs may focus on literature, philosophy, and the arts as much as on social studies and policy.

Careers for Women's Studies Majors

A major in Women's Studies is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Women's Studies

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Women's Studies among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA
Highly Selective$29,890 
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
Highly Selective$20,926 
Smith College
Northampton, MA
Highly Selective$37,758 
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Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Most Selective$37,790 
Mills College
Oakland, CA
Moderately Selective$36,232 
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Moderately Selective$33,294 
Knox College
Galesburg, IL
Less Selective$31,911 
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Hollins University
Roanoke, VA
Less Selective$28,115 
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Highly Selective$38,062 
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderately Selective$28,290 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.