Women's Studies

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society
Women's Studies

The contribution women have made to society is immeasurable. Understanding women’s history, experiences, and perspectives is critical to understanding who we are as a people today. For the scholar and professional dedicated to exploring these topics, there’s the Women’s Studies program at MCC.

Women’s studies, an intensive interdisciplinary cultural science, challenges students to write well, think critically, and analyze women’s issues effectively. Discussed and critiqued are the historical and contemporary theories and practices of feminism(s). Students examine women’s experiences and perspectives, exploring topics such as history, culture, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender in order to help bring about equality, understanding, and peace.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Women's Studies program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Women's Studies

Transfer Degrees

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Women's Studies program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts Women and Gender Studies Emphasis to BA at ASU Arizona State University Women and Gender Studies
(Bachelor of Arts)
Associate in Arts Women and Gender Studies Emphasis to BA at UA University of Arizona Gender and Women’s Studies
(Bachelor of Arts)
Associate in Arts Women and Gender Studies Emphasis to BS at ASU Arizona State University Women and Gender Studies
(Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Women's Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

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* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Women's Studies program is available through the Cultural Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.