American Ethnic Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the historical, political, social and cultural realities that have shaped the development of America’s diverse, ethnic populations; primarily focusing on African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino/a Americans and native American populations.
The undergraduate major provides a broad liberal arts education with skills in critical thinking, comparative analysis, social theory, data analysis, oral and written communication. Emphasis will be placed on multicultural competency development, preparing students to live and work in a diverse world.
An American Ethnic Studies major will provide students training for fields in law, education, medicine, public health, social work, journalism, business, urban planning, politics, counseling, international relations, creative writing, university teaching and research.
Students who major in American Ethnic Studies should refer to the general degree requirements for the BA or BS degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. To graduate with a bachelor degree in American Ethnic Studies, students must fulfill all program requirements and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all American Ethnic Studies course work taken at Kansas State University.
All majors are required to complete 36 credit hours: (a) 15 credit hours required core (b) 6 credit hours ethnic specific courses (c) 9 credit hours supporting courses and (d) 6 credit hours approved American Ethnic Studies electives.
Bachelor’s degree requirements