Both theoretical understanding and practical experience in cross-cultural and cross-ethnic relations are invaluable in today’s world.


Data collected from Ethnic Studies and Women Studies Programs at other universities confirms that career options are indeed available. Students with Ethnic Studies training can expect to obtain skills in creative and critical thinking, analyzing, researching, and an ability to interact well with diverse populations. They will also gain a competitive advantage in:

  • Education: K-12 and adult education (e.g. refugee/immigrant education, diversity training in the private sector)
  • Human Social Services: Counseling, Health Care, Civil Service
  • Federal, State, Tribal & Local government and community service
  • Natural Resources development and technology transfer: practices, economics, and law in ethnic contexts
  • Communications media: newspaper, radio, video and television
  • Archival and museum studies
  • Non-profit Agencies
  • Advanced studies: graduate programs in the social sciences and professional programs (e.g. Law, Social Work).