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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/1142-alex-kane"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,12,467,479/13208_alex_kane.rev.1462900737.jpg" alt="Alex Kane" title="Alex Kane" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Since graduating in 2011 with a degree in Political Science, Alex has pursued a career in journalism with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. In 2016, Alex earned his a Master’s at New York University in Journalism and Near East Studies, where he is studied Arabic, contemporary Middle East politics and multimedia journalism. <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">Alex Kane</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/1300-vladimir-martinez"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11478_vlad.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Vladimir Martinez" title="Vladimir Martinez" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Vladimir Martinez, before starting law school at CUNY School of Law, was the current Director of Budget and Capital Projects at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office. Prior to his work with the Borough President, Vlad was the Director of Communications and Budget for Council Member Carlos Menchaca of the New York City Council. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1300-vladimir-martinez">Vladimir Martinez</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/2270-lisa-mills"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,242,242/16487_Mills_Lisa.rev.1513798298.jpg" alt="Lisa Mills" title="Lisa Mills" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Class of 2017’s Lisa Mills currently works for NYC law firm Weitz & Luxenberg Pc as a paralegal in the Environmental department. Lisa’s work includes reviewing cases and writing memorandums to be reviewed by the managing attorney, organizing clientele data, and communicating with clients and representatives to obtain relevant documentation to support litigation cases for court submission. </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2270-lisa-mills">Lisa Mills</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/1266-kaitlin-luongo"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,239,239/11477_k_luongo.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Luongo" title="Kaitlin Luongo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After graduating from MMC in 2009, Kaitlin went on to Columbia University for her Masters in Social Work, earning a degree in Health, Mental Health and Disabilities. Kaitlin worked as a social worker for Hoboken University Medical Center before starting work as a Psychotherapist at Children’s Specialized Hospital.  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1266-kaitlin-luongo">Kaitlin Luongo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Minor in <a href="https://www.mmm.edu/departments/sociology/minor-social-work.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Social Work</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/963-alex-epstein"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,36,323,359/11473_a_epstein.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Alex Epstein" title="Alex Epstein" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After graduating MMC in the spring of 2012, Alex entered into a masters program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio to obtain a Masters in Social Work. Specializing in community and social development, she spent her graduate school years working in internships including an “amazing” year with the ACLU of Ohio. In this time, she learned an immense amount about policy, advocacy and community development</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/963-alex-epstein">Alex Epstein</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1018-kaitlin-nichols"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,572,712/11480_k_nichols.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Kaitlin Nichols" title="Kaitlin Nichols" 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">Kaitlin Nichols</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/1322-matt-corridoni"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,338,338/11471_matt_corridoni.rev.1453904264.jpg" alt="Matt Corridoni" title="Matt Corridoni" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After MMC, Matt continued on to earn his Masters at American University in 2015, completeing the Political Communication program and certificates in Campaign Management and Public Affairs and Advocacy (the Art and Craft of Lobbying) from the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. In May 2015, Matt accepted a position on the communications team of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s 2016 presidential campaign. He’s currently serving as Press Secretary for Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in Washington D.C.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1322-matt-corridoni">Matt Corridoni</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/1283-molly-ward"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,360,480/16064_molly_ward.rev.1505918757.jpg" alt="Molly Ward" title="Molly Ward" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> As a student at MMC, Molly split her time between campus and a series of internships focused in political and national news. She was heard on-air on SiriusXM Radio’s OutQ channel, reporting and helping produce news stories related to the LGBTQ community. 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 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">Molly Ward</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/1051-pamela-kirsch"><img src="/live/image/gid/177/width/215/src_region/0,0,408,408/11476_pam_kirsch.rev.1453904265.jpg" alt="Pamela Kirsch" title="Pamela Kirsch" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> In 2013 Pamela earned a B.A. in Sociology from MMC and a minor in Social Work. She then went on to pursue graduate school at Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW). She earned her clinical social work degree in 2015, with a focus in contemporary social issues. She is currently working as 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">Pamela Kirsch</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Sociology</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1243-sameera-uddin"><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" title="Sameera Uddin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> After graduating in May 2014, Sameera embarked on a three month internship with the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland.  This was her third and last internship as a J.K. Watson Fellow, a three year competitive award for promising and talented undergraduates. 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">Sameera Uddin</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>