Program Facts


  • Interdisciplinary program draws on resources of many College departments, permitting flexibility in course selection to accommodate the needs and interests of all students.
  • Fully supported Senior Projects prove to employers and graduate schools the ability to complete a major original assignment.
  • Students are actively involved in shaping and guiding the development of the program.
  • Individualized attention and close student-faculty relationships.
  • Collaborative efforts with Women’s Services, Inc., Athena House, and the Ophelia Project reflect the conviction that concerns of women should be addressed both in and out of the classroom.

Key Benefits

  • Strong written communication skills, developed by research papers and the Senior Project.
  • Exposure to a variety of disciplines, theories and investigative methods—excellent foundation for graduate school.
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills.


  • “Students in women’s studies programs receive an enormous amount of individual attention, far more than they would receive in an ordinary major. The students also receive one or more integrative experiences during their courses that give a special flavor to their work not always found in more traditional subject areas.” — Conclusions of a national study of women’s studies programs produced for the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • “[Allegheny student interns] are responsible, reliable and very interested in learning.” — Women’s Services, Inc.