Social and Cultural Analysis (Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Studies) (BA)

The Social and Cultural Analysis program offers a concentration in Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Studies, with a focused study of the cultural and political experiences of racialized and indigenous groups. An examination of the history, sociology, and culture of these groups make our graduates vital assets in civil rights organizations, NGOs, and in the political and corporate sectors.

The BA program in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in ethnicity, race and indigenous studies combines transdisciplinary topics and methods to critically analyze relationships among individuals, groups, institutions, governments, economies and environments. The program enriches the study of individual racialized and indigenous groups by drawing upon theories, methods and pedagogies in ethnicity, race and indigenous studies while engaging complementary fields of literature, history, sociology, oral history, sexuality, queer studies, social justice, and transnational and cultural studies. Coursework grounds the students in a deep understanding of the particular historical, social, economic, cultural and political experiences of individual racialized groups as well as in an analysis of the relationships among them.

Degree Offered

Social and Cultural Analysis (Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Studies) (BA)
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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary for graduate work as well as for careers in government, education, business and nonprofit organizations. Due to the emphasis on culture and identity, students develop respect for and sensitivity to diverse populations. Graduates flourish in areas as varied as:

  • civil rights organizations
  • colleges and universities
  • corporations
  • government agencies
  • law firms
  • libraries
  • museums
  • nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Peace Corps
  • political action groups
  • public relation firms
  • research organizations
  • social service agencies

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 15.1%$68,950
History Teachers, Postsecondary10%$66,840
Lawyers 5.6%$114,970
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$73,790

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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