Outside the Classroom

Connect knowledge to real-world experiences

At Mercer University, we encourage you to grow your academic knowledge through experiences outside the classroom. We offer courses with service-learning opportunities that require you to engage your community and apply concepts you learn in class with the goal of improving the world. These courses allow you to connect the classroom to real-world experiences and are an excellent way to prepare yourself for challenges you’ll face when you enter the workforce.

Get involved

Mercer is proud to host a number of student clubs dedicated to creating a supportive and fair environment in our community. Some clubs include Fighting for Our Rights and Gender Equality (FORGE), a student group dedicated to finding solutions to topics such as gender equality, gender wage gap, sexual assault, and sexual education. Another club Women’s and Gender Studies majors often participate in is Common Ground Student Alliance, a place for you to discuss topics impacting the LGBT community and build awareness.

The Women’s and Gender Studies major hosts events throughout the year, such as the Women’s History and LGBT Awareness events. These events provide an environment for students to discover ways to create supportive environments on campus, tackle gender-climate issues, and gain experience with organizing people around a cause to create change. This includes writing letters and petitions to people in power, contacting the media, and staging protests.

Postgraduate opportunities

When you graduate from Mercer with a Women’s and Gender Studies degree, you will be prepared to step into a successful career. As an interdisciplinary program, you will study a wide range of topics preparing you for a full breadth of employment opportunities. Many of our graduates enjoy successful careers in:

  • Activism
  • Education
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Politics
  • Writing

If you are interested in furthering your education in graduate or professional school, the Women’s and Gender Studies major will prepare you for the challenges ahead. Many of our students choose to pursue a graduate degree in:

  • Classical studies
  • Education
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Public Administration