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Minor Programs

Several minors at MMC complement the Politics and Human Rights program. These programs sharpen your passion, add to your expertise, and give you an edge in the work force. Isn’t that what college is all about?

Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

The Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) minor utilizes feminist, constructivist, and queer approaches, and allows students to explore the impact of social, cultural, political and economic phenomena on the production and maintenance of sexuality and gender.

History Minor

From ancient Rome and medieval Europe to modern America and China, we look at the political, economic, and cultural movements that have shaped world history and continue to impact today’s global community. Our electives allow you to explore different parts of the world or eras in more depth while investigating themes that remain relevant today, such as religion, race, gender, consumerism, and civil rights.

Justice Studies Minor

By the time they graduate, minors in Justice Studies are able to identify and explain the common philosophical, economic, cultural, political and social conceptualizations of justice in Western society; analyze and critically evaluate arguments concerning justice; and articulate contemporary controversies concerning justice and injustice in Western society.

Law and Ethics Minor

Law school is a gateway to prosperous, fulfilling careers in the justice system, government, business, public policy institutes, think tanks, and many other areas.  A prime location in New York City and our interdisciplinary curricular resources provide students with strong preparation for law school.

Political Science Minor

The study of policy and politics can complement almost any field. Political Science minors are asked the questions: What is control, and who has it? How do cultural systems reveal power and its abuse? Why advocate for civil rights and the environment? Are you curious for the answers?

Social Work Minor

Social workers aim to maximize the functioning of individuals, families, groups and communities and to be ethically and culturally astute. Students are encouraged to think about the multiplicity of factors that cause human behavior. They are trained to recognize and value people’s strengths and to view problems within the contexts of both interpersonal and social dynamics.

Sociology Minor

Studying people and culture can be a critical complement to almost all areas of study. With a minor in Sociology, our students learn how inequality and discrimination block the road to justice. This knowledge is the substance of a sociology committed to harmony across challenging social differences such as sexuality, race, or, religion.


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,338,338/11471_matt_corridoni.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Matt Corridoni ’13" title="Matt Corridoni ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Matt currently serves as Press Secretary for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in Washington D.C. He has previously worked as the Deputy National Press Secretary for Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2016 Presidential campaign.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni-13">Matt Corridoni ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Political Science</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols-12"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,572,712/11480_k_nichols.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Nichols ’12" title="Kaitlin Nichols ’12" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2012, Kaitlin has completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and has begun a career as a social worker in New York City.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols-12">Kaitlin Nichols ’12</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in Sociology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward-15"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,360,480/16064_molly_ward.rev.1505918757.jpg" alt="Molly Ward ’15" title="Molly Ward ’15" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After working for MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated show <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/all" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">All in with Chris Hayes</a>, Molly, a double-major in Political Science and Communications, recently started work in mid-2018 as an Associate Producer for Peloton Interactive. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1283-molly-ward-15">Molly Ward ’15</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11478_vlad.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Vladimir Martinez ’13" title="Vladimir Martinez ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Before starting at CUNY School of Law, Vlad served as the Manhattan Borough President’s Director of Budget and Capital Projects after working as the Director of Communications and Budget for Carlos Menchaca of the New York City Council. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez-13">Vladimir Martinez ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1051-pamela-kirsch-13"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,408,408/11476_pam_kirsch.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Pamela Kirsch ’13" title="Pamela Kirsch ’13" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CUSSW), Pamela is now a Supervising Trauma Therapist and Field Instructor for <span class="pv-entity__secondary-title">North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence.</span> </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1051-pamela-kirsch-13">Pamela Kirsch ’13</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Minor in <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/minor-programs/minor-social-work/">Social Work</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-11"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,12,467,479/13208_alex_kane.rev.1462900737.jpg" alt="Alex Kane ’11" title="Alex Kane ’11" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><span class="lt-line-clamp__line">As a freelance journalist, Alex writes about Israel/Palestine and post-9/11 civil liberties. His work has appeared in </span><span class="lt-line-clamp__line lt-line-clamp__line--last">Ha’aretz, The Intercept, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera, The Forward and more.</span></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1142-alex-kane-11">Alex Kane ’11</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/">Political Science</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills-17"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,242,242/16487_Mills_Lisa.rev.1513798298.jpg" alt="Lisa Mills ’17" title="Lisa Mills ’17" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Lisa currently works for NYC law firm Weitz & Luxenberg as a paralegal in the Environmental department, reviewing cases and writing memorandums, organizing clientele data, and communicating with clients and representatives.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills-17">Lisa Mills ’17</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Major in <a href="/departments/politics-human-rights/">Politics and Human Rights</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin-14"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,720,960/11482_sameera_uddin_ir_pic.rev.1453904266.jpg" alt="Sameera Uddin ’14" title="Sameera Uddin ’14" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Sameera currently works as the Founding Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager for <a href="http://nyckidsrise.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">NYC Kids RISE</a>, a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity for all families in NYC. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin-14">Sameera Uddin ’14</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in <a href="/departments/political-science/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Political Science</a> and Minor in <a href="/departments/international-studies/minors/international-studies.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Studies</a></p></div>