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Graduate Program

Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Ethnic Studies allows students to complement a major area of graduate studies in a department other than Ethnic Studies with a focused exploration of the critical areas of race, class, ethnicity and gender in American life.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicant must have at least a "B" average (GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale) in the last 90 hours of graded undergraduate work on the first baccalaureate degree plus all work completed thereafter
  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 is required of international students, unless they have completed their undergraduate degree in a U.S. university, in which case TOEFL scores are not required

Minor Requirements:

  • A minimum of 12 credits to be earned in the Ethnic Studies Department at Oregon State University
  • All students who claim Ethnic Studies as their minor field are required to take the following core courses in Ethnic Studies for a total of 6 credits:
    ES 551 Theories in Race and Ethnicity (3)
    ES 553 Ethnohistory Methodology (3)
  • The remaining credits (6 minimum), may be selected from course offerings in pan-ethnic studies or from offerings in one of the following categories: African American Studies; Asian American Studies; Latino/a Studies; Native American Studies

Student Responsibilities:

A student who wishes to declare a Minor in Ethnic Studies must meet with the Department Chair, who will assign him or her a faculty advisor from the Department of Ethnic Studies.

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