Ethnic Studies

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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.

Transfer Options

BMCC has an articulation agreement with Lehman College so that students completing this program can transfer seamlessly into the B.A. degree in Latino Studies or the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program without any loss of credits.

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Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

XXX xxx Program Electives 9
XXX xxx Ethnic Studies Electives 6
XXX xxx Social Sciences Elective 3
XXX xxx Liberal Arts Elective 3
XXX xxx General Electives1 3

Program Electives (Choose 9 credits from 1 of the following areas of study)

Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits


  1. Some of these credits may be satisfied by taking STEM variants.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Department of Ethnic and Race Studies

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

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m