College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

Women and International Development

Interested in other cultures and fighting inequities? A St. Kate’s degree in women and international development, offered on our St. Paul campus, will teach you how to build a just society for all and advocate for marginalized communities around the world, especially women and their families.

what can I do with a degree in Women and International Development?

With St. Kate’s women and international studies degree, you will gain the skills and experience to follow career paths in many fields, including:

  • Foreign service
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Foundations
  • Private development initiatives
  • Humanitarian relief organizations
  • U.S. Department of State, or the federal departments of agriculture or commerce

what will I study?

St. Kate’s women and international development major provides a solid academic foundation in multiple disciplines.

Courses include:

  • "Qualitative Methods in Social Research" from sociology
  • "Statistical Analysis" from mathematics
  • "Race, Class, Gender and the Environment" from biology

Our curriculum at St. Kate’s emphasizes issues of justice and sustainability, women’s roles in communities and organizations, applied research, and women’s leadership in development.

You will learn to think critically in the context of globalization, and to analyze ideas and policies skillfully. You'll also learn to work effectively with people across different social and economic backgrounds.

Did you know?

  • Women and International Development is offered as a major.

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are dedicated researchers who regularly collaborate with students on research projects. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.