Careers for majors

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies acquire a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Employers in all sectors have come to recognize the value of hiring people trained to work effectively with diverse communities and cultures.

A degree in Ethnic Studies offers academic and hands-on training for students interested in pursuing professional careers or graduate study in the following fields:

  • Primary and secondary education
  • Working with at-risk youth
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health
  • Non-profit and community-based organizations (including domestic violence shelters, rape crisis hotlines, substance abuse programs, and GLBT centers)
  • Environmental justice
  • Social work, human resources, other government social services
  • Union organizing or labor relations
  • Immigrant rights activism
  • Public health
  • Psychology and/or counseling
  • Creative writing, filmmaking, and performance art
  • Visual art
  • Journalism and media
  • Politics
  • Business and finance
  • International relations
  • University teaching and research in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, or Gender Studies
  • Urban planning

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