Academic programs

With a Minor or Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies, you’ll be prepared to engage in an increasingly multicultural world.  These degree programs will also teach you:

  • awareness of other cultures
  • perspectives of peoples from a variety of backgrounds
  • diverse history and experiences
  • how to explore race, ethnicity, nationality, and identity in a changing world

A Minor or Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies goes beyond education. It provides personal growth in:

  • critical thinking and writing
  • analytical skills applicable to job settings
  • personal understanding and comprehension of your role in the process of lifelong learning
  • learning how to apply your knowledge in achieving social justice or social change

Our academic programs are suitable if you:

  • plan to enter an occupation that requires a broad general education
  • want to complement a bachelor's degree for career advancement
  • are seeking personal intellectual enrichment
  • are enrolled in statewide academic programs
  • are considering a pre-professional program for:
    • Medicine and Healthcare
    • Law and Community-based Professions
    • Government and Non-governmental Agencies and Organizations
    • Advocacy and leadership fields

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    Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethnic Studies

    Do you want to complement your current major with a minor that will open up new worlds? Consider Ethnic Studies.

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    Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies

    If you are a graduate student who wants to extend your knowledge and build your educational background, this certificate might be perfect for you.

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    Find a Career

    Many students who graduate with an Ethnic Studies degree find a career in:

    • Healthcare - Ethnic Studies gives you an awareness of clinical biases.
    • Social Work - Ethnic Studies can increase your understanding of social biases and can improve your ability to work well with others.
    • Law - Ethnic Studies can introduce you to civil rights, trial experience, torts, and constitutional history.
    • Medicine - Ethnic Studies will improve your critical thinking, analysis, and reasoning and open you up to cultural medicinal practices.
    • Global Relations and Studies - Ethnic Studies can prepare you to become a diplomat and help you manage human relationships diplomatically.