Academic Programs

Women's and Gender Studies


Program Information

Women's and gender studies is an interdisciplinary approach to university study that prepares students to critique power structures relating to sex, sexuality, race, class, age, abilities, belief systems, and other societal institutions. Courses range across numerous areas, including English, sociology, psychology, history, political science, community health, movement science, and others.

Advantages of the women's and gender studies program include:

  • faculty members who are accessible and interact with students on a one-to-one basis.
  • a feminist pedagogy that encourages students to fully participate in the learning process through reading, discussion, writing, research, and use of print and electronic resources.
  • the ability to attain P-3, K-5, and special education teacher certification as a women's studies major.

Recent graduates of the women's studies program are pursuing careers in:

  • law and government
  • education (elementary, middle school, high school, and college)
  • journalism
  • counseling
  • health, social, and human services (rape crisis center, foster child case worker, HIV educator, Planned Parenthood, and more)

For further information, visit the Department of Women's Studies home page or contact:

Arlene Holpp Scala, Ph.D. 
Chair, Women's and Gender Studies Department
scalaa@wpunj.edu
973.720.3547