Gender and Women's Studies (Dual Degree) - BA

Gender and Women's Studies/Master of Public Health

St. Kate's offers the opportunity to apply a student's liberal arts education in the field of public health through a unique 3+2 dual-degree program in women's studies/master of public health, global health focus (MPH). The dual-degree program allows students to complete their bachelor's degree while pursuing the MPH degree.

Gender and women's studies students (College for Women only) will complete the gender and women's studies and pre-public health sequence of courses and supporting work for the MPH program. This includes courses in global health, biology or chemistry, and statistics while providing a special emphasis in gender and women's studies.

The gender and women's studies major prepares students for a wide range of careers because it prepares them to think critically, analyze ideas and policies skillfully, work with others very different from themselves, engage social justice concerns, and work toward social transformation. If students choose to complete the fourth-year course work prior to applying for the MPH program they will be prepared to work in a variety of areas such as public policy analysts, professors, filmmakers, financial analysts, lobbyists, child advocates, and more.

To enroll in this program, students apply to the MPH program during their junior year. If they are admitted to the MPH program, they receive a B.A. in gender and women's studies upon completion of the first year of the MPH program. The curriculum for the gender and women's studies major is listed in the Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-Public health section of this catalog.