Do you have an interest in the social and cultural influences that have shaped the lives and roles of women?
If you have an interest in how gender impacts a diverse number of fields including law, public policy, communications, academia, business, management and the health industry, the Women's Studies Option, Liberal Arts A.A. degree is worth exploring. This program will prepare you for the future in the best tradition of the liberal arts - by emphasizing the critical thinking skills. With your Associate in Arts degree from Gulf Coast, you can transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.
A significant number of graduates with degrees in women's studies choose occupations in the community and social service fields. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) indicates that the median salary for social workers in 2015 was $45,900.00 annually (bachelor’s degree education level). The OOH lists the median salaries for community and social service occupations was $42,010 in May, 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $36,200.00.
Many career options are available to you including attorney, case manager, college professor, community health outreach, director of counseling services, domestic violence victim counselor, editor, human resource manager, office manager, police officer and social worker.