Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

Comparative Ethnic Studies Major Requirements

(for majors declared as of Fall 2016)

Lower Division (4 courses)

  • Ethnic Studies 10AC
  • Ethnic Studies 11AC
  • Completion of two additional elective courses from either: African American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Native American Studies, or ethnic studies related courses from other departments (i.e., English, Geography, Sociology)

Upper Division (8 courses)

  • Ethnic Studies 101A & 101B
  • Ethnic Studies 190 or 190AC
  • Completion of two elective courses from Ethnic Studies 100, 103A, 103B, 103C, 103D, 103E, 122AC, C126, 130, 135, 136, 141, 144AC, 145, 147AC, 150, 159AC, 173AC, 174, 175, 176, 180, N180, 181AC, 182AC, 190, or 190AC
  • Completion of two additional elective courses from either: African American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Native American Studies, ethnic studies related courses from other departments, or approved EAP courses. (Note: elective courses do not have to be from the same program/department)
  • Ethnic Studies 197 (4 units total)

Honors Program

The Department of Ethnic Studies provides a program leading to the B.A. degree with honors. Students will be recommended for honors if they have completed at least 30 units and two semesters with an average GPA of at least 3.5 overall and for all work undertaken in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Students must also have been approved specifically for honors by the department chair upon recommendation by the faculty advisor for the group major. Honors students will be required to complete Ethnic Studies H196A-B, Senior Honors Seminar for Ethnic Studies Majors. In order to graduate with an B.A. degree with honors, students must obtain at least a 3.5 GPA for all course work undertaken at the University.

 

Minor Requirements

- All courses taken for the Ethnic Studies Minor must be taken for a letter grade

- An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applied to the minor program

- At least three of the courses must be completed at U.C. Berkeley

- Only one course can be used to overlap between major(s) and minor requirements

Upper Division (5 Courses)

Three courses from: Ethnic Studies 100, 101A, 101B, 103A, 103B, 103C, 103D, 103E, 122AC, C126, 130, 135, 136, 144AC, 145, 147AC, 150, 159AC, 173AC, 174, 175, 176, 180, N180, 181AC, 182AC, 190, 190AC

Two courses from either: African American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Chicano Studies, Native American Studies, ethnic studies related courses from other departments or approved EAP courses. (NOTE: courses do not have to be from the same program/department)