The ethnic studies major fosters community empowerment through critical thinking, comparative analysis, oral and written expression, and keen understanding of social justice issues. Courses reflect our faculty members' training and expertise in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields, including critical ethnic studies, women and gender studies, criminology, and border studies.

  • Gain an interdisciplinary education taught by experts in intersectionality

  • Examine how ethnicity, gender, class, indigeneity and sexuality affect people’s lives

  • Pursue individual research interests of specific ethnicities