Points of Pride

Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity.

History

In 1852, two years after California was admitted to statehood, the Young Ladies’ Seminary in Benicia, California was established by nine citizens in what became the state capital. Cyrus and Susan Mills bought the Seminary in 1865 for $5,000, renamed it Mills College, and moved it in 1871 to its current 135-acre oasis.

Location & Contact

Mills College

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Art (Studio)
  • Art and Technology
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Biopsychology
  • Book Art
  • Business Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing (English and Spanish)
  • Dance
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Global Humanities and Critical Thought
  • Government
  • History
  • History of Philosophy
  • Individualized Major (self-designed)
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine/Health Sciences
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Policy and Law (PEPL)
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health and Health Equity
  • Public Policy
  • Queer Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Spanish American Studies
  • Theater Studies
  • Urban Education
  • Women/ Leadership/ and Social Change
  • Women’s Studies
  • Women’s/ Gender and Sexuality Studies