Major in Ethnic Studies


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With a diversifying workforce and customers, companies, non-profits, and almost every business in the public sector are looking for confident expertise to drive them toward their goals. With a degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of Colorado Denver, we prepare you to provide support and become the authority for your next career move.

The Ethnic Studies progam can be completed completely on campus or online. You will develop and sharpen skills in:

  • Analysis of and research about various cultures, communities, and institutions
  • Creative and critical thinking
  • Oral and written communication

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has established eight career readiness competencies that employers prefer their employees to have. These include:

  • Career and Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Our Ethnic Studies program prepares you to excel in all eight of these areas with special emphasis on Equity and Inclusion, Critical Thinking, and Communication. These skills are essential for and valued in a variety of professional fields including healthcare, education, law, journalism, business, community and union organizing, social work and counseling, publishing, tech, film and television, politics and policy, non-profits and government agencies, and libraries and museums, among others.