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**For an official list of all requirements and policies related to the degrees that the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity offers, please see the CSRE Bulletin page**

About the Major

The Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity offers 5 majors, which make up the CSRE Family of Programs. The mission of our programs is to promote the critical study and understanding of race and ethnicity.  

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Each of our majors provides students with analytical skills and cultural knowledge about race and ethnicity that is applicable to an array of professions, from technology and education, to law and the arts.  The interdisciplinary program prepares students to engage in diverse workplaces and our contemporary globalized economy.

Major Requirements

In order to earn a B.A. any of the 5 majors, students must complete at least 60 units toward the major and take Intro to CSRE (CSRE 196C).

  • At least 10 units worth of Core courses (one of which must be CSRE 196C)
  • 5 units of the Senior Seminar (CSRE 200X) taken in Autumn of senior year
  • One Research/Methodology course
  • At least one Community Engaged Learning experience (CEL Course, ASB, etc.)

Individual majors vary on how the remaining units are focused and distributed across a course of study. For example, Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity requires students to complete 40-42 Additional Units of courses that are offered through the CSRE Family programs, or are CSRE affiliated. Approximately half of these additional units would relate to the student’s chosen Concentration. While most of the ethnicity focused majors require courses focusing on the specific ethnicity as well as courses that are comparative in nature, Asian American Studies, for instance also requires students take a course on the International Dimension of Asian experience, and Jewish Studies requires students take a year of Jewish language, while not requiring units for additional, comparative focus courses.

For a visual representation of each major’s requirements, please see the Major Proposal Forms

Learn More

To learn more about the CSRE Family of Programs and what opportunities are available to you, please reach out to one of the CSRE Peer Mentors, and/or, contact  Byron Barahona, CSRE’s Student Services Specialist, by sending an email to

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