Multicultural and Gender Studies


Why choose a degree in Multicultural and Gender Studies (MCGS)?

We are an interdisciplinary program in Women’s, Ethnic, and Sexual Diversity Studies that offers courses which draw from a variety of disciplines such as History, Sociology, Political Science, English, Religious Studies, Communications, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Anthropology, Nursing, Philosophy, and Management. Our curriculum furthers the university’s goal of providing students with the knowledge and commitment to be socially responsible citizens in a diverse democracy and interconnected world. As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse, businesses and organizations are seeking individuals who possess knowledge regarding different cultures and peoples. The interdisciplinary nature of our program allows students to pursue their interests and develop a range of skills and expertise both in and outside of the classroom that are transferable to a wide variety of career fields or graduate programs. Our students are leaders on Chico State’s campus, playing active roles in the AS Women’s Center, the Cross Cultural Leadership Center, and other organizations aimed at cultivating a diverse and just environment. Our graduates are engaged in exciting work in education, law, community activism, social work, counseling, and human resources, to name a few professions.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please feel free to contact me or any of our coordinators. We look forward to talking with you.

Eugenie L. Rovai, Ph.D
Professor and Director, Multicultural and Gender Studies


2013 MCGS Symposium

The Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies invite you to come to our annual Senior Seminar Symposium. A group of six students will present their research on the diverse topics they have chosen for their culminating project for MCGS. The Symposium will be held Wednesday, May 15th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in Student Services Center, room 206. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served.