Women's Studies

  • This program was the forerunner for similar programs in the state.
  • Many classes are attended by multiple generations of families: grandmothers, mothers and daughters.
  • You will gain a sense of personal empowerment that opens educational doors and gives you career confidence.
  • Women’s Studies faculty members are dynamic and experienced instructors from diverse backgrounds.
  • Minneapolis College’s diverse student body gives you a valuable, first-hand exposure to women’s issues in non-first world countries.
  • You will take part in many important and rewarding community and service learning opportunities.
  • Men are welcomed to this program and there are many male students.

Program Description

Minneapolis College's Women's Studies program will help you examine the world from the perspectives of ethnically diverse women and become an agent of positive change for women and their communities. Minneapolis College’s Women’s Studies program explores women's realities in a wide variety of academic disciplines, including social sciences, biology, psychology, history, literature and the arts.

Grounded in feminist thought and activism, Women’s Studies will help you understand how race, social class, age, ability, appearance, and sexual identity intersect to affect women's lives and societies as a whole. Women’s Studies courses affirm cultural diversity; widen understanding of the impact of social institutions; and empower students to become thinkers, leaders, and activists. 

Program Details

Outcomes

Occupational Outlook

A background in Women’s studies provides a steppingstone to a variety of career paths. You may choose to continue your studies at a 4-year institution, or pursue work at educational institutions, non-profits and more.

Potential Job Titles

  • Archivist
  • Human rights advocate
  • Journalist
  • Legislative aide
  • Rape crisis program director
  • Union organizer
  • Victims' advocate
  • Administrative Officer/Govt.
  • Advocate for Social Groups
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Educational Developer
  • Grant Writer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Museum Exhibit Developer
  • Manager/Administrator
  • Politician
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Relations
  • Researcher

Where You Could Work

  • Environment and health resource centers such as Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Melpomene and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade.
  • Social service centers such as Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter and the Sexual Violence Center.
  • Advocacy groups such as Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.
  • Cultural resource organizations such as Black, Indian, Hispanic and Asian Women in Action; the Indian Women’s Resource Center.