Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Multicultural Studies

The Multicultural Studies Minor is a flexible minor that allows students to learn how different cultures interact to shape individual identity. Because organizations today need employees who can perform effectively in a diverse workplace, the minor also enhances your employment options.

​Program Highlights

  • Exposure to diverse cultures and peoples. The Multicultural Studies Minor provides students with insight into the complexities of our diverse world.
  • Appreciation for diversity. Whether studying Islam with Dr. Fareed Munir or Asian American Literature with Dr. Chingyen Mayer, students learn to interact with different groups of people and how to best appreciate their lessons and values.
  • Resume-building. Heightened awareness of and sensitivity to diversity serves our graduates no matter what career path they choose to pursue. As multicultural studies graduate Martha Kelly ’10 observes, “The multicultural studies minor on your resume is something employers don’t see often. Every interview I went in, I got asked about it and people were very impressed. Organizations that recognize cultural differences and appreciate working with them really have an advantage in the world today; therefore, an employee educated in cultural assimilation is beneficial to them.”
  • Graduate study preparation. The coursework in Multicultural Studies prepares students for success as they pursue competitive graduate degree programs

Multicultural Studies

In today’s increasingly global, diverse world, knowledge of multiculturalism is a real plus. No matter which field you pursue, be it an advanced degree in the liberal arts, a career in the business world, or another avenue, Siena’s Multicultural Studies program will help you understand, appreciate and work within our diverse world.

Minors:


Career Opportunities

Social and Community Service Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization’s budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Job titles include: Program Director, Social Services Director, Program Manager, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator, Adoption Services Manager, Children’s Service Supervisor, Clinical Services Director, Community Services Block Grant/Outreach Social Worker (CSBG/Outreach Social Worker), Director of Child Welfare Services, Director of Social Services

Wages:

The median annual wage was $59,970 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Medical and Health Services Managers plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Job titles include: Office Manager, Nurse Manager, Health and Social Service Manager, Program Manager, Clinical Director, Director of Nursing, Medical Records Manager, Mental Health Program Manager, Nutrition Services Manager, Practice Administrator

Wages:

The median annual wage was $88,580 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 22% or higher from 2012 to 2022.

People who work in community and social service occupations are concerned with improving society and the lives of individuals. These workers perform a diverse array of duties that may include counseling individuals with substance abuse and behavioral problems, providing social assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of families, and offering spiritual and moral guidance to members of a faith.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $44,240 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the social service industry is expected to grow 17.2% by 2020.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Job titles include: Public Relations Director, Account Supervisor, Account Executive, Public Relations Manager (PR Manager), Communications Director, Community Relations Director, Director of Public Relations, Public Affairs Director, Account Manager and Business Development Director.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $95,450 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women’s studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Professor, Assistant Professor, Classics Professor, Women’s Studies Professor, American Studies Professor, Associate Professor, Black Studies Professor, Ethnic Studies Professor, Lecturer, Modern Greek Studies Professor, Adjunct Instructor of Women’s Studies

Wages:

The median annual wage was $67,360 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Museums/historical sites industry engages in the preservation and exhibition of objects, sites, and natural wonders of historical, cultural, and/or educational value. Careers include curators, museum technicians and conservators and tour guides.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the museums/historical sites industry is expected to grow 15.6% by 2022.

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Professor, Spanish Professor, French Professor, Spanish Instructor, English Professor, German Professor, Instructor, Instructor of Spanish, Modern Languages Professor, Assistant Professor of Spanish, American Sign Language Professor, Greek Professor, Latin Professor, Italian Professor, Arabic Professor, Russian Professor, Chinese Professor

Wages:

The median annual wage was $58,670 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

Human Resources Managers plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

Job titles include: Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Director (HR Director), Employee Benefits Manager, Human Resources Vice President and Employee Relations Manager.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $99,720 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Human resource specialists perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers.

Job titles include: Corporate Recruiter, Employment Coordinator, Employment Representative, Employment Specialist, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources HR Generalist, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Personnel Coordinator, Recruiter and Technical Recruiter.

Wages:

The median annual wage was $55,800 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022. - See more at: http://webdev.siena.edu/index.php/psychology#sthash.d0udRSvg.dpuf

​Reporters and correspondents collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television.

Job titles include: Reporter, Anchor, News Reporter, General Assignment Reporter, Television News Anchor (TV News Anchor), Television News Reporter, Television Reporter (TV Reporter), Staff Writer, Sports Writer, News Director, Journalist, Columnist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $35,870 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 0% from 2012 to 2022.

Public Relations Specialists engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Titles include: Account Executive, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Relations Specialist (PR Specialist), Public Information Officer, Communications Director, Communications Specialist, Public Information Specialist, Public Relations Coordinator, Corporate Communications Specialist, Media Relations Specialist

Wages:

The median annual wage was $54,170 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Job titles include: Public Relations Director, Account Supervisor, Account Executive, Public Relations Manager (PR Manager), Communications Director, Community Relations Director, Director of Public Relations, Public Affairs Director, Account Manager, Business Development Director

Wages:

The median annual wage was $95,450 in 2012.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment is projected to grow 8-14% from 2012 to 2022.

Today our focus on preventing disease, illness and injury is just as apparent as our fight to diagnose and treat them. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports we not only need to retain those workers already in the field, but also add a substantial number of new ones, with the most occupational growth expected among health care support jobs.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

Employment in the finance and insurance industry is expected to grow 26.5% by 2022.

The education sector comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers.

Wages:

Depends on job function.

GROWTH FORECAST:

​Employment in the education is expected to grow 9.4% by 2022.