About the Program

To what extent are our attitudes shaped by the media, government, schools and our family? What barriers still exist to full equality between the sexes and why? These are just a few of the key questions you will explore in Century's Gender Studies program. Our Gender Studies program will help you learn about yourself as you explore new ways of looking at the world and reflect on your beliefs, values, actions, and relationships.

The Gender Studies Certificate program offers an interdisciplinary field of study focused on the rich diversity of experiences across gender, time, cultures, and social/economic classes. In Gender Studies courses, students and faculty examine and evaluate assumptions about the role of gender in society, uncovering the central role in the human experience.

The program is a valuable addition to any academic field and provides a career advantage in many areas. In addition, the Gender Studies Certificate is an excellent preparation for transfer students wishing to a major or minor in Gender Studies at other institutions. The Century College Gender Studies Certificate has articulation agreements with Gender Studies departments at:

All courses are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Potential Transfer Bachelor's Degrees

  • Gender Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Social Justice Studies

Cost & Financial Aid

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    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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Additional Requirements

A maximum of two courses transferred from other institutions can be used to help fulfill the 16-credit Gender Studies Certificate.