The Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies offers an undergraduate major and minor. Some students choose to double-major in CES in tandem with another discipline, selecting second majors from disciplines offered across the University.
A major in CES prepares students to apply their education in any number of occupations in corporate America, service industries, teaching, employment abroad, and politics. The curriculum engages students in thinking and communicating critically and analytically, thereby preparing them to continue learning in a rapidly changing technological and global world.
The CES curriculum is also excellent preparation for advanced educational programs, including law, counseling, and medicine.
Most importantly, CES prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global and diverse world, and to critically and actively engage in their civic responsibilities.
Students majoring in comparative ethnic studies are expected to fulfill all of the University's requirements for graduation, as well as 39 hours within the major, including:
- 12 hours in required core courses
- 12 hours from Cluster I (group-specific)
- 15 hours from Cluster II (comparative)
The course work fosters an in-depth understanding of the complexities of formations of race and culture. The major in comparative ethnic studies prepares students to work and function in the multiracial and multicultural world in which we live.
To receive a minor, the student is expected to fulfill all of the University's requirements for graduation, as well as 18 hours of course work in CES, 9 of which must be at the 300–400 level. CES 201 is required for all options in the minor. Consult the CES department for specific requirements in the minor.