Learn about the Ethnic Studies Department, how you can get involved, and what you can do with an education in Ethnic Studies.

As a discipline

Critical inquiry

The Ethnic Studies curriculum provides students with critical inquiry that advances their analysis and understanding of the historic and contemporary situations of racial and ethnic groups

Intersectional analysis

The discipline connects central themes and issues including race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender, nationality, and age

Practical application

Ethnic Studies faculty are dedicated to producing critical scholarship, teaching and mentoring diverse students, and working toward social change.


The Ethnic Studies Department is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical training that is useful in variety of careers including:

  • K-12
  • Higher Education 
  • Law and Politics
  • Non-Profit Organizations 
  • Equity and Diversity Programming
  • Social Work
  • Creative Writing, Visual and Performance Art
  • International Relations
  • Urban Planning

Updated: July 11, 2023