Earn a degree with versatile applications. History and current events prove the importance of understanding race-related social issues. Our fully online program examines various forms of oppression and resistance. The curriculum analyzes the intersections of identity, connecting race to gender, class, sexuality and religion. Through interdisciplinary instruction, you gain college-level qualifications and critical thinking skills to quick start your success.
Emphasize Unity in Community
Strengthen any neighborhood, organization or company by learning to recognize and address race-related social issues.
Complete Your College Degree
For individuals with at least 60 college credits who want to finish their degree. Open for all majors.
Pace Your Progress
Choose between one to five classes each term and keep your course work at a comfortable level. Maximize each term with five classes to finish the program within two years.
Online All the Time
With online classes, you complete your course work when convenient to your schedule, anywhere you have an Internet connection.
The College of Extended Learning offers this online degree completion program in partnership with the College of Ethnic Studies.
College of Ethnic Studies
The College of Ethnic Studies was established in fall 1969 through the efforts of dedicated students, faculty and community members.
The five departments and one program — Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/Latino Studies and Race & Resistance Studies — offer over 175 courses each semester to meet the needs of 6,000 students. The curriculum assists students complete their general education; pursue a personal interest in ethnic studies; teach subjects in elementary, secondary, community and college level institutions; or critically inform their professional and vocational skills in areas such as business, social welfare, law and medicine.
The ethnic studies field is unique as an educational experience that redefines the lives of people of color from their own perspectives. This is implemented through the cooperative efforts of students, faculty and members of the community invested in meaningful education who provide resources and curricula to the university and the community at large.
The curriculum fosters both a comprehensive understanding of the unique experiences of African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans and Latinas/Latinos in the United States and intersectional analysis amongst the different communities.