Women's Leadership (B.A.)


Do you dream of changing the world around you for the better? Do you wonder how you can have an impact in your community or in the lives of people around the globe? More and more, women are stepping up to leadership roles in fields as diverse as politics, education, business, health policy, medicine, the arts and the sciences. A major in women's leadership will help you understand the challenges and opportunities women face locally and globally and will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed wherever your interests lie. As a women's leadership major, you'll have the opportunity to develop an individual plan of study and to connect personally with leaders in the field. This degree program also works well as a double major, complementing a primary area of study in politics, business or the humanities.


  • We are one of the first women's leadership majors in the country and the only major in this field in South Carolina.
  • Special lectures and workshops throughout the year will help you hone your leadership skills and develop your own leadership style.
  • A required internship will be tailored to your career goals and will give you work experience before you graduate.
  • Our affiliated faculty come from every college across the University and pride themselves on the quality of their teaching and research.


The Bachelor of Arts in women's leadership combines rigorous academic study with real-world experience to provide our students with the skills, knowledge, resilience and strategies they need to lead in today's world.

An innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum introduces students to the study of women's achievements both historically and in contemporary contexts. Core courses in leadership introduce students to key principles and help you discover your own leadership style. Mentoring programs and a required internship will allow you to put new strategies to the test, gain valuable work experience and develop your leadership skills in diverse organizational settings.

In addition to your general education requirements, students pursuing this degree will take classes such as Women in Global Perspective; Women and Leadership; Girlhood, Media and Popular Culture; and Theories of Gender and Sexuality. Your classes will be capped by a final senior seminar that will incorporate everything you've learned during your time at Clemson.

Double Major
This major is designed to work well as a double major with other Bachelor of Arts programs, especially those in political science, economics, communication studies, business, management and the humanities.

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