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Ethnicity & Race Studies


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About Ethnicity & Race Studies

Ethnicity & Race Studies is one of the concentrations that students may choose as a Social Science contract major, offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services.

The Ethnicity & Race Studies concentration focuses on historical and sociocultural scholarship related to race and ethnicity including, but not limited to: contemporary race relations, intergroup dynamics, the African Diaspora, intersections with gender and class, and inequalities, privilege, and oppression. This concentration is a logical component of a student’s preparation for a career with international agencies, law, business, and public health, the social services, and teaching.

To complete the Ethnicity & Race Studies concentration within the Social Science contract major, within the 11 courses required for the major, students must complete one required course (either AFST 212: Introduction to African Studies or SOCI 215: Sociology of Race Relations) and three electives that focus on issues related to Ethnicity & Race.

Classes you can take:

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Career Opportunities

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Labor Relations Specialists$19,240 - $196,560
Human Resources Specialists$41,510 - $121,190
Urban and Regional Planners$39,160 - $118,800
Curators$32,910 - $99,030
Social and Community Service Managers$55,670 - $130,780
Public Relations Specialists$38,610 - $136,450
Health Education Specialists$42,340 - $93,680

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit