Women’s & Gender Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Professor Nikki Young teaching

Challenge what you think you know about gender, power, sexuality, race and class. Bucknell women’s & gender studies majors have opportunities to study the legacy of slavery in the Middle East, confront stereotypes about feminism with slam poetry, and go inside a local prison to learn from female inmates.

Conduct faculty-led research on and off campus, with the chance to present your findings at a Student Lecture Series.

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Where You'll Go

Our students have secured internships with organizations such as Women-for-Women International in Rwanda, New York Law School, and a reproductive health organization in Cape Verde, Africa.

Our graduates are prepared for careers in fields including journalism, law, international affairs and education. They have secured jobs with organizations ranging from global news organizations to the Department of Justice. Discover new perspectives and new ways to be a force for change in the world.

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An Inside-Out Classroom Experience

In addition to expanding your worldview in class, the women’s & gender studies department offers a unique experience for students to visit the State Correctional Facility at Muncy. As part of the international Inside-Out Prison Exchange program, students and incarcerated women will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences, stereotypes and how race, class and gender play a role in the prison system. By breaking barriers and stereotypes, students learn about the American justice system from a different perspective.

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A Home for the Humanities

Located in the heart of campus, Hildreth-Mirza Hall is a home for the humanities at Bucknell. Housing Bucknell’s Humanities Center, the Bucknell University Press and other humanities-based initiatives, the hall offers students a relaxed environment to study in groups or the privacy to work alone. Students from all majors are welcome to use the center.

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Women’s & Gender Studies

Location

110 Coleman Hall