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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 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.


Advantages of an Ethnic Studies Degree

Careers & Job Postings

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

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Faculty Achievements

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Department of Ethnic Studies
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Meiklejohn Hall, MI 4098
  • Hayward, CA 94542