Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Ethnic Studies BA

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The skills and knowledge that students gain while pursuing a BA degree with a Major in Ethnic Studies at CU Denver are transferable to a variety of careers. In common with other liberal arts graduates, those with a degree in ethnic studies will be trained in creative and critical thinking, complex reasoning, and effective communication. In addition, ethnic studies graduates will have cultural competency skills that are highly valued by employers, who serve increasingly diverse clientele. Other occupations that employ many ethnic studies graduates include: law, teaching, journalism, marketing, community organizing and social work. Ethnic studies graduates also find work in non-profit agencies and in federal, state, and local government agencies.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program with some courses offered online.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 33 credits in ETST coursework.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper division (3000-level and above) ETST credit hours.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete 15 ETST credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

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