COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE
The online Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies program, first and foremost, addresses the cultural struggles of different ethnicities and other underrepresented groups. While the program does have an emphasis on ethnic studies in the United States, you
will not learn just about these minority groups in America. Our multifaceted curriculum also addresses ethnic studies from an international perspective so that students walk away with a well-rounded vision. As an Ethnic Studies student, you will learn
about historical groups in the U.S. from an ethnic and racial perspective, what their experiences have been, how it has shaped history and is shaping public policy nationwide.
As a liberal arts oriented program, we can assure you that you will also graduate from this program with a strong liberal arts skill set including writing, speaking, research, analytical and creative thinking, and evaluation skills. These skills are valuable in any industry and career and will help you walk into any profession ready for success.
Many of our students are double majors who are pursuing the ethnic studies degree out of interest or to gain a wider understanding of different ethnicities and how culture impacts our lives at home and in the workplace. An online Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies pairs well with degrees in communications, public service, public administration, and sociology, among others.
The Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies degree will set you up to pursue a career in any industry upon graduation or pursue your graduate education. Students who choose to look for work upon graduation can use their degree in occupations including teaching, journalism, marketing, social work and even working for a nonprofit or government agency. But if you’re more interested in continuing your education at the graduate level, you might be interested in a medical, law, or another graduate degree. Regardless of your path, our ethnic studies students graduate with a cultural competency unmatched in other degree programs and prepared to be leaders in the workplace and in society.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus!
Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in. Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit the tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The online Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies degree requires a minimum of 33 credit hours in ethnic studies made up of:
This program can be completed at the same pace as an on-campus undergraduate degree or you can complete it at your own pace. Students taking a full course load can expect to graduate in four years. However, one of the biggest benefits of online degrees
is the ability to structure the degree program around your specific needs. Our program can be as flexible as you need. You can study and complete classes on your schedule.
Ethnic studies is a liberal arts degree that provides you with a variety of skills and knowledge that can be utilized in various different industries. According to studies from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers often
rank skills such as critical thinking and communication above technical aptitude as essential for career readiness. The Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies degree was designed to provide students with a strong understanding of ethnic issues as well as setting
students up with interchangeable skills that can be valuable in any industry and career. Ethnic Studies students go into a wide variety of careers that cross the spectrum of public, nonprofit and private agencies.
Here are some of the top career opportunities that you could expect after graduating with a degree in Ethnic Studies with average median salaries:
Or perhaps you are interested in pursuing a graduate education. The field of ethnic studies provides an outstanding base from which to apply to law school and graduate programs in most liberal arts and social science programs, along with MA and PhD programs
in ethnic studies.
Additionally, among students aspiring to careers in medicine, ethnic studies is increasingly recognized as a valuable major. Human relations and cultural sensitivity are such key elements in successful health care delivery that the Association of American Medical Colleges MCAT exam requires students to demonstrate competency in cultural diversity. Many of our current double majors are in health related departments.
ETST 2000 - Introduction to Ethnic StudiesMulti-disciplinary survey of contemporary and historical research analyses of the diverse social, economic, political, and cultural facets of African American, American Indian, Asian American and Latino communities and cultures
ETST 2155 - African American History
ETST 4000 - Research Methods in Ethnic Studies