Do you want to examine the cultural, intellectual, political, and economic foundations of today’s racial condition? And, learn how to apply this knowledge toward social change? Then study Ethnic Studies with us. You will learn in a community-oriented program. We participate in many community and university partnership activities, so you have unique, real-world learning opportunities.

You will also:

  • Learn with instructors rooted in the real world. They are recognized community-building leaders who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your education.
  • Build a network with community-building professionals and alumni—a benefit of being a part of a program connected to the real world.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Peoples.
  • Enhance your understanding of cross-cultural communication, research, design and data collection, and critical thinking with interdisciplinary frameworks.
  • Be prepared to make a contribution to the development of a pluralistic society.

Explore program tracks

Choose one of two tracks to an Ethnic Studies degree.

Track 1: Cross-cultural Comparative

This track is designed for students desiring a traditional ethnic study major. In addition to the required core courses, the major includes three comparative courses and two ethnic specific courses.

Track 2: Individualized

This track is designed for students wanting an individualized learning program in the ethnic studies major. In addition to the required core courses, 20 credit hours must be upper-division level courses.