Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Degree: Honours Bachelor of Arts
Program Options: Major, Minor

Transnational relations of race, gender, and sexuality affect every aspect of society. Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at UTM provides a rich and complex understanding of a range of historically and socially informed experiences as they relate to race, gender, class, indigeneity, nationality, ability, religion, ethnicity, and sexuality. The program prepares students to critically understand and intervene into local, national, and global issues and questions related to societies and cultures and their impact on women, queer, and trans subjects, as well as racialized minority groups and individuals, while learning how to change and navigate the world around them with confidence and success. A major or minor in WGSS prepares students for careers in a range of academic and professional areas including policy, law, health, social justice, social service, government, technology, education, media, and culture.

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Career Information

The skills and experience you acquire while studying a Historical Studies program at UTM will be benefit in any career you might enter. Graduates of a Historical Studies program bring a unique set of valuable skills to many diverse career areas. Visit the Careers page for more information on career areas for graduates of our Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.

Skills developed

  • Communication
  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Organizational
  • Leadership 

Career areas

  • Arts organizations
  • Community development
  • Commerce
  • Government
  • Law
  • Education
  • Health organizations
  • Human resources


  • Health professional
  • Social worker
  • Human resources
  • Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer


  • Policy analyst
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Communications
  • Arts and culture

Get Involved

Check out the 100+ student organizations on campus. Here are a few:

  • UTM Women & Gender Equity Centre
  • UTM Women Student Association (UTM WSA)
  • UTM Student Union (UTMSU)
  • UTM Athletics Council (UTMAC)
  • UTM Women's Centre
  • Positive Space Committee 

For a listing of clubs on campus visit the Student Organization Portal.