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Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy/Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies

Agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors need staff capable of working with individuals of all backgrounds, therefore a major in Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies greatly enhances an applicant's ability to meet position qualifications. 

Many students enter the teaching field and/or pursue graduate degrees. Community and interpersonal experiences are used as points of departure toward expanding awareness of the multicultural world and the contributions the contributions of various genders and the LGBTQ population to all sectors of society.

MSU Denver Department of GITA Website

Skills Related to the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy/Gender, Women & Sexualities Studies Major

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically
  • Proficiency in interpersonal communication and relationship building
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds

Potential Careers for GITA majors

The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Gender, Women & Sexualities major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which to consider.

Some of these jobs also require or prefer education beyond a bachelor's degree.*

Affirmative Action OfficerCollege or University Professor*Community Liaison 
Attorney* Development & Training Specialist Criminologist  
Counselor* Education Administration  Employment Counselor  
Cultural Anthropologist* Health Services Administrator

Government Relations Officer


Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Human Rights Worker Historian  
Grant Writer K-12 Teacher Insurance Examiner  
Human Resources Manager  Librarian * Real Estate Agent  
Journalist Policy Analyst    
Market Researcher Public Relations Worker    
Politician Non-Profit Agency Manager    
Social Change Agent Ombudsperson / Mediator *    
Sociologist * Social Worker    
Victim Advocate Training and Development Specialist    


Employers in Gender & Women’s Studies

* Colleges/Universities                                                * Advocacy organization

* Consulting firms                                                       * Social service agencies

* Research firms                                                         * Urban planning agencies

* Lobbying firms                                                         * Government agencies

* Human resources                                                     * Public health agencies  

Web Sites Related to GITA

MSU Denver Department of GITA Website

American Association for University Women

National Girls Collaborative Project

National Coalition against Domestic Violence

Professional Organizations in this Field

National Women’s Studies Association

National Center for Women in Technology

Association for Women in the Sciences

9to5: National Association of Working Women

American Association of University Women

The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.


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