Tompkins Cortland Community College

Catalog 2017-18

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Women and Gender Studies

(HEGIS: 5649)

A.S. Degree

Women and Gender Studies is an exciting program that analyzes how the social construction of gender shapes the lives of women and men. It is an interdisciplinary program that examines historical and contemporary issues through the lens of gender, while emphasizing race/ethnicity, class, and sexual identity as categories of analysis. Gendered perceptions of women and men in media, arts and sciences, health fields, and literature are examined. Internships designed to provide students with first-hand experience in public and private agencies and organizations are available.

Liberal Arts and Sciences – Women & Gender Studies

Program Requirements

(for those matriculating in 2017-2018)


A.S., requirements, career options

Career Opportunities

While most Women and Gender Studies graduates continue to further their education upon leaving Tompkins Cortland Community College, there are a number of public agencies and private businesses in the community interested in employing students with this degree. Entry-level positions, as well as long-term careers exist in the fields of counseling, social work, education, health care, government bureaus, nonprofit organizations, and private enterprise.

Transfer Options

Women and Gender Studies graduates may consider further study in women’s studies, men’s studies, women’s history, and gender or sexuality studies.

Colleges and universities that offer baccalaureate programs include:

  • Binghamton University
  • Buffalo State College
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • Cornell University
  • SUNY College at Cortland
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • SUNY College at Purchase
  • Stony Brook University
  • Wells College

For specific transfer information, contact the Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services office.

Program Chair

Karen Pastorello, Ph.D.
Professor (History)

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