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Department of Women's Studies

Department of Women's Studies

Undergraduate Program
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Who are the WGSS advisors?

 Julianna Chaszar 

 Where are the advisors located?

 127 Burrowes Building

 How can I meet with a WGSS advisor?

Majors or those aspiring toward the major can meet with a WGSS advisor for either an appointment or drop-in session. Students already in the major should meet with their assigned advisor. Drop-ins are intended for 10-15 minute or less, quick questions, and you must arrive at least 15 minutes before drop-ins end in order to be seen. Appointments should be used when you'd like to work on items such as educational planning that will take closer to the full 30 minutes than appointment offers. Please be on time for your appointments. If you are 15 or more minutes late, we won't be able to meet with you. 


Minors or those aspiring toward the minor will be seen during drop-in advising only. Drop-in advising can change from semester to semester so please log into Starfish, do a search under "Services" for Liberal Arts Advising, and select one of our names to see our drop-in advising hours. This is where you can also make an appointment. Your assigned advisor, if applicable, will be listed under "My Support Network" in Starfish.

To schedule an advising appointment with an advisor, click here.

  Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor

  Undergraduate Director
  124 Willard Building

  To schedule an appointment, email Dr. Wagner-Lawlor at

Contact Dr. Wagner-Lawlor for information on:
Career Possibilities in Women's Studies

Women's Studies graduates work in a variety of rewarding fields and professions--as doctors, researchers, nurses, teachers, social workers, counselors, psychologists, journalists, and the list goes on! Many of our graduates go to graduate school, either in Women’s Studies or in a related discipline. The possibilities are truly endless with an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies!

Study Abroad

Women’s Studies students tend to be very involved in extracurricular activities at Penn State. Many students travel abroad as a way to fulfill Women’s Studies course requirements as well as to enrich their undergraduate education.

Independent Study