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You will learn about issues pertinent to women and about gender issues shaping the lives of men and women today—topics that are not always included in other courses.

Through guest speakers, service learning projects, and travel courses, you will meet a diverse range of women and girls from the surrounding community and the world—and learn first-hand about their experiences with gender issues. 

Our program gives you the opportunity to partner with our Center and Institutes, travel the world, participate in hands-on research, and much more. Highlights include:

  • Wide variety of classes offered from multiple disciplines and all three Schools.
  • Emphasis on the dignity of each individual in order to understand work on structural injustices around gender.
  • Partnership with the Sr. Thea Bowman Center for Women provides an integrated, hands-on academic and experiential learning experience.
  • Travel course to the Nordic countries to study gender equality and integration.
  • Honors seminar on Body Politics.
  • Conference presentations of original student research.
  • Preparation for careers in nonprofit work, international development, public service, education and human resources.

Explore the World

Our courses examine gender issues such as the body, politics, social roles, psychology, business, health, global forces, artistic movements, law, media and other topics, and these studies aid students in challenging sexism and other sorts of oppressions. 

Faculty Make the Difference

At Siena, your professors will do more than just instruct you. They will mentor you, cheer you on and happily give you the skills needed for success.