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Women's and Gender Studies

Challenge and Change the World

The Pace University Women’s and Gender Studies Department is home to a pair of degrees – women’s and gender studies and peace and justice studies – that share a commitment to changing the world for the better. Through an interdisciplinary and experiential approach, these programs will equip you with the skills to challenge dominant systems of power, develop deeper understanding of identity and intersectionality, and analyze these concepts at the national and international level. You will graduate prepared for further study or to embark on a variety of world-changing career paths ranging from nonprofit organizations to education to politics.

Unique Opportunities

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department works closely with a number of centers and offices at Pace dedicated to supporting students, faculty, and staff and encouraging civic engagement and social justice.

Open to all first-year students in Dyson College, the Dyson Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) is a one-year program created to address the issue of women's historical under representation in leadership positions.

A degree in women’s and gender studies or peace and justice studies can open the door to a wide variety of career options. Our department is dedicated to equipping you with the critical thinking, problem-solving, and persuasive communication skills employers are looking for in today’s ever-changing world.

Success Starts Here

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"Majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies has awakened my passion for justice and human rights. My classes have given me the knowledge to analyze the complexities of both large scale political issues and how systems of oppression function in the lives of individuals. My coursework has also provided me with the necessary tools to enter the world beyond my campus with the ability to advocate for myself, and alongside those who hold marginalized identities."

Read more student testimonials from the Women's and Gender Studies department.


Meghana Nayak
Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies
Phone: (212) 346-1465