Majors and Minors

Ethnic Studies

In the undergraduate program for ethnic studies students learn about the growing diversity in the workforce. They examine the roles of gender, class, sexuality, and other social differentiation within today’s society. Students learn to identify and understand oppression to gain a deeper and more complex comprehension of the world we live in. Students are empowered through knowledge and critical thinking to realize their own ability to act upon the world.

Women's and Gender Studies

The women's and gender studies major is an interdisciplinary academic program within the Department of Ethnic Studies that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences, and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men.

Program Options

The ethnic studies department offers a major, minor, and a teacher licensure for ethnic studies as well as a major and a minor in women’s studies.

To add a minor, please contact the department directly. To declare a major, schedule a campus visit, or apply to CSU, please click the buttons below.

Program Requirements

Checksheets for each of the programs the Department of Ethnic Studies offers can be found at the links to the right. Checksheets outline the required courses for completion of a major or minor.

Get descriptions of each course by searching the online Course Catalog.


Joanna Doxey is the Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Ethnic Studies. She is available to help students understand their degree plans and plan out their undergraduate education. Please contact her for MAJOR advising. For MINOR advising please contact the main office at 970-491-2418 or cla_ethnicstudies@mail.colostate.edu.