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Women's Studies

What can I do with my degree?

About the program

Women’s Studies is about examining the role of women in society both today and in the past, and recognizing their contributions to human achievement. As a student in this program, you’ll learn to see women’s experiences through the lens of gender, race, class and sexual orientation. You will explore historical and contemporary aspects of women’s oppression and resistance, including the experiences of marginalized women. You’ll also examine media representations of women and consumer culture, participate in Institute-sponsored lectures and develop initiatives that promote equality and social justice for all. For the latest information on programs, visit the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.

Skills developed

As a student in Women's Studies, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Explore the social and cultural constructs of gender and their link to race, sexual orientation and socio-economic class
  • Examine the women’s role in society both past and present
  • Identify the contributions women have made and how they brought about changes in healthcare, education, justice, employment and politics
  • Gain insight into popular theories, research practices and methodologies associated with women’s studies
  • Acknowledge the importance of organizations and advocacy groups
  • Understand and explain inequalities and privileges
  • Advocate for equality effectively

  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write reports and essays
  • Facilitation skills
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships
  • Public speaking

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Analyze and evaluate information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Childcare and Adoption Agencies
  • Community Services
  • Economic Development and Research Councils
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government (Provincial, Federal)
  • Health-Related Services
  • Housing
  • Human Rights Organizations
  • International Development
  • Judicial Systems, Law Firms and Legal Aid Services
  • Labor Unions
  • Lobbying Groups
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Newspaper, Magazine and Publishing Companies
  • Nonprofit and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Interest and Policy Groups
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio, Television and Film
  • Recreational Centres
  • Research Organizations
  • Sexual Assault Centres
  • Shelters
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Women Rights and Services Organizations
  • Youth Organizations

Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Case Manager
  • Child and Youth Worker / Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Services Coordinator/Director
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
  • Donor Relations Coordinator / Fundraiser
  • Drop-in Centre Worker
  • Employment Advisor
  • Employment Equity Officer
  • Family Service Worker
  • Group Home Worker
  • Home Support Assistant
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Outreach Worker
  • Program / Project Coordinator
  • Shelter Supervisor
  • Social Services Worker
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Welfare and Compensation Officer

  • Events Coordinator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Assistant / Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Assistant / Coordinator / Specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Sales Manager

  • Correctional Officer
  • Employment Equity Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Integration Aide
  • Labour Relations Coordinator
  • Liaison Officer
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Program Development Officer
  • Public Administration Assistant
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Veteran Services / Affairs Officer

  • Admissions Officer / Advisor
  • Career Advisor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Education Specialist
  • Educational Facilitator
  • Program / Academic Advisor
  • Research Assistant / Coordinator
  • Social Research Assistant
  • Trainer / Training Specialist
  • Women’s Health Care Educator
  • Writer / Editor

Career possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • College Teacher
  • Family Counsellor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Psychologist / Psychotherapist
  • Social Gerontologist
  • Social Statistician
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • University Professor

Start your job search

Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

Field of study – Government of Canada Job Bank : Find out about employment rates, wages and the types of jobs related to a specific field of study.

Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

514-848-2424, ext. 3921 / 7345


Sir George Williams Campus
Room H-745

Loyola Campus
Room AD-103

Office hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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