Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Throughout history, the United States has been referred to as a melting pot, comprising people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Understanding the roots of this diversity, and appreciating its dynamic nature in contemporary society, is critical to understanding American life.

Courses range from "Race in America" and "Native American Studies" to "Social Theory: The Study of Isms and Phobias."

In this interest area, you will develop vital analytical, critical, and abstract thinking skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

With the well-rounded background provided through the Race and Ethnicity interest area, you may enter the workforce in fields such as foreign relations, policy analysis, and corporate communications. You also will be prepared to go on to graduate school in business, law, government, or the social sciences.