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FAQs: Students

What can I do with a degree in Women's Studies?

Women's Studies provides you with all the benefits of a liberal arts degree. Liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, which can be applied to a multitude of careers. Read more.

In addition, the University of Georgia Career Center provides valuable information about future career opportunities.

How can I schedule an advising appointment?

Contact Cecilia Herles at to schedule an advising appointment.

What Women's Studies courses are being offered this semester?

You can find a list of our current course offerings in the Course Information section of our website. These include core Women's Studies classes as well as other courses across campus that are related to Women's Studies.

Where can I find descriptions of different Women's Studies courses?

Course descriptions are located in the Course Information section of our website.

How can I major, double major, or minor in Women's Studies? Or get a certificate in LGBTQ Studies?

For more information on how to major or minor in Women's Studies, or get a certificate in LGBTQ Studies, please contact Dr. Cecilia Herles at  For more information on the graduate certificate, please contact the Graduate Coordinator at

Please note that each of these has its own paperwork available for immediate downloading in Adobe Acrobat form in the Forms section of our website.

Does the Institute for Women's Studies offer any assistantships for Graduate Students?

Yes.  Please contact the Graduate Coordinator at for more information about the graduate teaching assistantships available in the Institute for Women's Studies.  Applications can be found in the Forms section on our website.

What other ways can I get involved in Women's Studies as a student at UGA?

You can join the Women's Studies Student Organization (WSSO), present research at our annual Student Symposium, and/or attend our numerous events throughout the year!

Support UGA Women's Studies

The Institute of Women's Studies appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience.

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Every dollar contributed to the department has a direct impact on our students and faculty.