Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Session, Full- or Part-Time.

About the Program

To what extent are our attitudes shaped by the media, government, schools, and our families? What barriers still exist to full equality between the sexes, and why? These are just a few 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 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

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Cost & Financial Aid

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. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition cost per credit*: Century College - $203.49; University of Minnesota, TC - $520.50; Private for-profit colleges - $1,300; Private colleges & universities - $2,320 *Annual tuition and fees **Based on posted institutions average cost per credit

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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.

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Program Faculty

Melissa Borman
Faculty/Department Chair
Susannah Dolance
Debbie Engelen-Eigles
Brian Lewis
Ruth Wollersheim