Comparative Ethnic Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Languages, Cultures, and Race

Study the stories and experiences of communities of color to understand the historical forces and social dynamics of racism and racial inequality worldwide.


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  • Pullman

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  • Diverse and flexible curriculum allows you to examine a particular community or prepare for a career  
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With a Comparative Ethnic Studies degree, you can work in:  

  • Social work and counseling 
  • University-level teaching and research 
  • Community development 
  • Human resources 
  • Nonprofit or government agencies 

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