The knowledge and perspectives provided by women’s studies fill needs now being recognized in a variety of fields.  In counseling, personnel, or social services, there is a new awareness of the needs of women.  A women’s studies major can enhance one’s career opportunities in education, health, government, business, media, the law, and public service – as well as self-employment; it will also add to the kind of personal understanding that contributes to success, regardless of an individual’s career choice.

A student’s career goals will determine the combination of courses necessary, but wherever there is a need to understand women and an interest in the new roles that they are playing in society, women’s studies is relevant to career preparation.  Women's studies alumnae of Towson University have held professional positions including:


  • Lawyer and Director - Women's Law Center, Baltimore

  • Head Children's Librarian - Philadelphia Library System

  • Director - Battered Women's Shelter, Baltimore County

  • Environmental Consultant for a National Environmental Consulting Firm

  • English Literature Teacher - Universitat Magdeburg, Germany

  • Admissions Coordinator, Health Professions Programs - Towson University's Occupational Therapy and Nursing Departments

  • Program Coordinator - Program on Health Effects of Global Environmental Change, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health

  • Fundraiser – Nonprofit Organization, Washington, D.C.

  • English teacher - Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD

  • Director – Citizens Against Spousal Assault (CASA), Columbia, Md.


The Women's Studies department also has a Careers/Internship Booklet which serves as a helpful guide when pursuing a career or internship in Women's Studies. 

"What Do You Do With a Degree in Women's Studies?"
- SUNY, New Paltz

"What Can You Do With a Women's Studies Degree?" - Univ of Mass, Amherst

"The Need for Women's Studies Programs" and "What Can I Do With a Women's Studies Major?"

WMST-L file collection at Univ of Maryland, Baltimore County








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