North Central College - Naperville, IL
Individualized major in Gender and Women's Studies

Through North Central’s individualized major program, Anthony created his own curriculum that looked at gender and sexuality studies through the lenses of sociology, political science, history, psychology and biology.

“The interdisciplinary program gives you a well-rounded look at how gender affects our lives,” he says.

Anthony enjoys studying at North Central because it’s easy to learn outside the classroom. He’s worked with faculty members one-on-one and tries to attend as many guest presentations as possible.

“North Central does an amazing job of bringing in scholars and community members to discuss their experiences in the field, whether [the topic is] feminism, gender roles or LGBTQ issues,” he says.

Anthony plans to attend graduate school and become a professor.

“I’ve realized how much of an impact the faculty and staff here make on the students,” he says. “I want to make a similar impact on young adults.”