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

Flexible Core 2

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 Electives 3

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

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