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 six core areas: American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Black Studies; Chicanx and Latinx Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies; and Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color. ALL of our concentrations are offered in-person/synch or entirely online degrees. 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. The Liberal Studies program is housed in the Ethnic Studies department.
The Department of Ethnic Studies also offers five minors: