Ethnic Studies, BA

Ethnic Studies, BA

The skills you develop as an Ethnic Studies major will help you work effectively across communities and cultures. 

Our highly respected, devoted faculty will guide you through the cultural and social histories of African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American/Pacific Islander ethnic groups. Through coursework and service learning opportunities, you will grow to understand the social, historical, economic, and religious factors that have affected and continue to affect ethnic groups in the U.S.

Whatever you choose to do, your diversity competence and your communication and critical thinking skills will be a vital asset to our ever-evolving world. 


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Annaliese Martinez ’21

“The Ethnic Studies Program offers intentional curriculum and fosters a respectful classroom community that encouraged my personal and academic growth and equipped me with a multidisciplinary skill set that I’ve utilized in many areas. With mentorship from expert professors, my Ethnic Studies senior thesis allowed me to explore complex questions about race and ethnicity that inspired me to pursue a career in research. Thanks to Ethnic Studies at Saint Mary’s College, I’m now working towards a PhD in Mexican American and Latino Studies at UT Austin in hopes of becoming a tenure track professor and contributing to knowledge about race and identity.”

Annaliese Martinez ’21

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