Ethnic Studies

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Ethnic Studies aims to develop students’ core competencies in the social sciences, arts and humanities while examining the experiences, histories and formation of diverse racial and ethnic groups in the United States and globally.

Students will analyze the interrelationships among historical background, cultural patterns, artistic expressions, and politics in order to achieve a well-rounded, in-depth understanding of the ongoing relations amongst Asian, Asian American, African, African American, Latino/a and indigenous peoples of the United States.


The program will prepare students for a broad range of academic and professional careers in both the public and private sectors.

Transfer Options

Students completing this program can transfer seamlessly into the B.A. degree in Latino Studies at Lehman College/CUNY without the loss of credits.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Introduction to Literature
General Astronomy
General Biology
Human Biology
Biology I
Biology II
Cell Biology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry II
Quantitative Analysis
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Geology I
General Physics
Physics I
University Physics I
Physics II
University Physics II
The Physics of Music
Scientific Instrumentation
Total Required Common Core

Flexible Core

Total Flexible Core
Total Common Core

Ethnic Studies Curriculum

XXX xxx Program Electives

XXX xxx Ethnic Studies Program Electives

XXX xxx Social Science Elective

XXX xxx Liberal Arts Elective

XXX xxx General Electives

Ethnic Studies Program Electives

Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits


    1. For students whose first language is not English, SPE 102 will satisfy this requirement.
    2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Center for Ethnic Studies

199 Chambers St, Room S623
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1370

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m