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Department of Ethnic Studies

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Ethnic Studies is to provide an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University's public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers five core areas: African American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Latino/a and Latin American Studies; and Gender/Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens.

Online Major in Ethnic Studies

Starting Fall 2012, you may earn an degree in Ethnic Studies entirely online.

Learning Outcomes


  • ES 3000 Ethnic Writers
  • ES 3110 Racism in America
  • ES 3430 Interracial Sex and Marriage
And many more...


Our faculty are committed scholars, teachers and community activists! We care about our students.Learn more about us


Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies acquire a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Employers in all sectors have come to recognize the value of hiring people trained to work effectively with diverse communities and cultures.Careers for Majors

Contact Us

Department of Ethnic Studies
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Meiklejohn Hall, MI 4006
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm