Ethnic Studies Minor
Why Study Ethnic Studies
The ethnic studies minor is intended to complement students' majors,
broadening their fields of study, and providing additional options for
careers. The program is designed to help you meet the following goals:
- Develop critical and independent thinking about race and ethnicities
- Promote multidisciplinary approach to address topics within the framework of race and ethnicity
- Comprehend and increase awareness on racial issues in connection with social justice
Why Study Ethnic Studies at Ship
Ethnic studies is an undergraduate multicultural and interdisciplinary program
at Shippensburg University that offers a broad and intense course of
study of the various ethnic groups in the United States. When taking
courses in the ethnic studies program, you will be encouraged to develop
concepts and theories that help to clarify attitudes about people of
other cultures. Through understanding and appreciating others’ cultures,
you can gain an understanding of the multiple realities of our complex
and culturally diverse society.
Our students take courses and participate in activities that
emphasize the interpretation and understanding of the cultural
experiences of ethnic groups in America, as well as focus on significant
issues and challenges related to cultural diversity and human
understanding. As a result, you will be better prepared to be a good
worker, neighbor, community member, and family member in our
increasingly multicultural society.
The minor in ethnic studies enhances employment opportunities in such professions as:
- Civil service
- Social work
The minor also provides additional options for graduate school.
The average salary for people with a background in ethnic studies in PA is $54,000.