As a women's, transgender and queer studies (WTQS) major at Wells, you'll investigate the roles of gender identity and relationships between them—over time and across cultures. You'll work in small, discussion-based classes in the supportive learning environment of our private liberal arts college, where programs emphasize personal relationships and close mentorship. The WTQS program also offers a variety of study abroad and internship opportunities that enable you to connect your studies to other academic disciplines while gaining hands-on career experience and serving local and global communities.
The WTQS major at Wells College leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. We also offer a WTQS minor.
Originally founded as a women’s college, Wells offers unique learning opportunities for women's, transgender and queer studies, regardless of your gender identity. Working closely with professors and peers, you’ll learn to see the world in new ways as you connect personal experiences with gender to broader, contemporary issues around the globe.
Topics of study include relations of domination and oppression; the social and cultural construction of gender, sexuality, race, class and culture; popular culture; social movements; public policy and law; social justice; and ideologies of inequality, democracy, colonialism and imperialism. The program also offers a wealth of cross-disciplinary opportunities within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
Serve your community, gain practical career experience, and investigate gender issues around the globe. Our WTQS bachelor’s degree program offers a variety of study abroad and hands-on learning opportunities that will enrich your undergraduate education.
Women's, transgender, and queer studies majors have access to a wide range of internships that offer opportunities to work in advocacy rights, anti-sexual assault organizations, LGBTQ entrepreneurship programs, and much more. The following are a few of the internships recently held by students at Wells:
Our selection of overseas programs also enable you to explore cultural differences in gendered attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors on an international level. Learn more about study abroad programs at Wells College.
The women's, transgender, and queer studies program is available as both a major and a minor. With extensive cross-disciplinary study opportunities, this major can also be paired with many different minor programs, such as:
In the WTQS bachelor’s degree program at Wells, you learn how to problem solve, think critically, and communicate effectively through writing and speaking. This is also a major that overlaps and connects with all kinds of different academic disciplines, from business to health to government and much more. As a result, our majors tend to pursue a wide variety of career paths, in fields including advocacy, law, politics, social work and as entrepreneurs.
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