Ethnic Studies Minor

The Ethnic Studies Minor is a great complement to any major because all fields of work benefit from awareness about race, ethnicity and related issues.

The minor enhances employment opportunities in professional areas such as:

  • Business (human resources, advertising, marketing)
  • Civil service, law and law enforcement
  • Government (immigration, policymaking, public service)
  • Education
  • Journalism, communication and public relations
  • Social work and counseling
  • Health services

Anyone in these areas can benefit from learning about the composition of the society they serve, the individuals and cultures that compose our nation, and the needs, history and expectations of those people.

You can put theories about multiculturalism into practice by getting involved in the numerous activities offered and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.

Courses and activities emphasize:

  • Understanding of cultural experiences of ethnic groups
  • Issues/challenges related to diversity and human understanding

The program is interdisciplinary because the topic cannot be confined to one discipline or perspective.

The Ethnic Studies Minor requires a minimum of 18 credits. You must complete three core courses and choose from a list of approved electives in a variety of disciplines. The Undergraduate Catalog details specific course requirements.

Information about declaring a minor is available through the Office of the Registrar.

An Ethnic Studies Certificate is also available and requires 12 credits to complete.