Gender Studies

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Saint John

What is gender and how has its definition changed over time and place? How has gender been represented through literature and other media? And how exactly do we bring about change in gender relations in the world?

These are a few questions the Gender Studies program on UNB’s Saint John campus will address, by focusing heavily on concepts such as feminism, masculinity, queer studies, and transgender studies.

Why Gender Studies at UNB?

Unlike many programs, which focus on one discipline’s perspective, our program is multidisciplinary. This means you’ll explore complex gender issues from multiple fields of study and perspectives.

Hands-on learning

  • Independent project in Year 4

Skills you will acquire:

  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis, interpretation, and reflection
  • Communication (oral and written)
  • Listening and responding clearly

For more information, see the Department of Social Science.

Admission requirements

Select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • ENGL 3631: Studies in Gender and Genre
  • HIST 4011: Early Modern Queens
  • ICS 3102: Gender, Media, and Communication
  • POLS 3325: Gender and Comparative Politics
  • SOCI 3544: Gender and Technology


  • Child and youth/family services worker
  • Community development specialist
  • Counsellor
  • Criminal justice worker
  • Lawyer
  • Policy analyst
  • Settlement services worker
  • Social worker
  • Teacher/Coach