Career Outlook

Much like a liberal arts degree, a major or minor in Multicultural and Gender Studies emphasizes critical thinking, collaborative learning, activism, and advocacy, all skills which can be applied to a host of careers. A degree in MCGS demonstrates to potential employers that, in addition to having the determination and focus to earn a college degree, you are well-rounded, having studied across a wide range of academic disciplines. Additionally, you have learned to look beneath the surface, to see and analyze complexities of issues and situations; you are sensitive to and value human diversity. Consequently, as a potential employee you likely are able to think more globally many other job applicants.

Our graduates are engaged in exciting work in education, law, community activism, social work, counseling, and human resources. There is a growing demand in the professions of management, health and community service, public administration, non-profits, government service, and public policy for individuals with educational backgrounds in diversity issues. Similarly, there are increasing opportunities for consultant work in industry, higher education, insurance companies, and personnel firms.