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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Ethnic Studies B.A.

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View information for the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies .

View the degree program Roadmap, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.

The Ethnic Studies program is an interdisciplinary program that provides a critical, relational and intersectional approach to the study of African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicana/os-Latina/os, and American Indians within a regional, national, and global context. The Ethnic Studies curriculum provides students with critical inquiry that advances their analysis and understanding of the histories and contemporary situations of racial and ethnic groups in relation to class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and other forms of power. In particular, the major provides students with a critical understanding of the multiple meanings of racial diversity in U.S. society in order to participate and work effectively in a variety of fields such as education, business, law, health, social services, non-profit organizations and the arts. Ethnic Studies is dedicated to producing critical scholarship, teaching and mentoring diverse students, and working toward social change.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to describe the histories and experiences of racial and ethnic groups in the United States from a regional, national, and global perspective.
  2. Students will demonstrate and apply the fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of Ethnic Studies.
  3. Students will utilize knowledge of diverse communities and issues to promote equity and social change.
  4. Students will develop social awareness and responsibility through experiential learning, personal and intellectual growth.


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Pass the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

The Major

(24 units)

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