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Explore how gender, race and sexualities shape your daily life and the relationships you foster. You’ll learn from world-renowned leaders in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, and sexual assault resistance education. We have practical learning opportunities through the Walls to Bridges program and the Bystander Initiative. Walls to Bridges sees UWindsor students learning alongside incarcerated students and the Bystander Initiative teaches students how to safely intervene to end sexual violence.
Sample Courses: Women, Race and Social Justice; Queer Activism; Work and Equality; Women’s Movements in North America; Practical Strategies for Social Change
Career Tracks: Human rights advocate, women’s counsellor, gender and sexuality educator, women’s substance abuse support worker, community development coordinator
Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required.
Minimum Average: 70%*
* Applicants educated outside of Canada must submit evidence of education equivalent to the Ontario Secondary
School Diploma (OSSD) with six Grade 12 academic courses. Grades will be converted to Ontario equivalent grades.
Set yourself apart with a degree from one of the only combined BSW program in Social Work and Women’s Studies in North America. We offer unique opportunities for hands-on learning, bringing your knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion into focus. We’ve got clubs, exchange opportunities and practical experience available in the community.
Sample Courses: Meeting Human Needs through Social Welfare; Social Work and Violence; Feminist Social Work; Women, Race and Social Justice; Frameworks of Feminist Research; Women’s Movements in North America
Career Tracks: Victim advocate, human rights advocate, crisis counsellor, women’s shelter service worker, child and youth protection worker
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English required. Social Work students reapply for admission to Year 3.
Minimum Average: 70%*
If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.
Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.
Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).
Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies
Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director
Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
Course Requirements: Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*
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Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Social Sciences, 2017)
"Women’s and Gender Studies prepared me for work as a social worker because I learned how to critically analyze situations through an intersectional approach and this helps me relate better to people."
Katie Baltzer BSW in Social Work and Women’s Studies
* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.
With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.
Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities
from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.
A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:
Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.
Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.
Courses of study specific to each program
Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)
Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)
Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.
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