Ethnic Studies


Ethnic Studies

Find out how government and other institutions affect and are affected by human behavior. The Ethnic Studies major (formerly Social Science) combines anthropology, psychology, history and more. Learn about the nature of society and sharpen your critical thinking and research skills.

Careers in Psychology, Law, Teaching and More

From becoming a teacher to an archaeologist to an economist, find many career options. This major is often the first step to get into law school.

  • Start your career in law. Become a lawyer or FBI profiler, or become a demographer, research assistant or data scientist.
  • Work in politics as a diplomat, lobbyist or legislator.
  • You could be a counselor, psychologist, or social worker.

Academic Plan for Ethnic Studies

The plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plan will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: AA or AS Degree

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this degree. 

Chicana and Chicano Studies: AA Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ENGL 0001A 4  
SSCI 0016 3  
SOC 0003 or SSCI 0041 or HIST 0025 or SSCI 0020 or HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B 3  
PDEV 0001 or Any Elective Course 3  
COMM 0001 or COMM 0002 or COMM 0003 or COMM 0005 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
HIST 0023 3  
WMST 0001 or SOC 0027 or PSYC 0130 or LGBT 0001 or HIST 0027 or ARHI 0132 3  
HIST 0020 or SOC 0110 or SSCI 0050 3  
SOC 0015 or MATH 0013 3  
ENGL 0001B or ENGL 0001C 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
POLS 0001 3  
SSCI 0010 3  
SPAN 0001 or SPAN 0002 or SPAN 0003 or SPAN 0004 or SPAN 0017 3  
Any Elective course 3  
ANTH 0002 or ANTH 0027 or HUM 0009 or WMST 0004 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
HED 0002 or NUTF 0010 or SOC 0005 3  
(ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) or (GEOG 0001 and GEOG 0001L) 4  
BIOL 0010 or ANTH 0001 3  
Any Elective course 3  
Any Elective course 3  
TOTAL 16