Undergrad students studying in the Library.

Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies at Edgewood College integrates multiple perspectives and disciplines to study the historical and contemporary experiences of African American, Latino American, Asian and Pacific American, and Native American peoples and other historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the United States within a global and postcolonial context. Our curriculum promotes critical thinking, creative analysis, and civic engagement by examining issues of race and ethnicity as they intersect with class, gender, sexuality, religion, and nation. Combining academic excellence with a commitment to social justice, our interdisciplinary undergraduate major prepares students for ethical leadership and personal fulfillment in an increasingly multicultural, transnational, and globalized society.


Pursuing a degree in Ethnic Studies will help me understand the histories and struggles of the peoples of color in this country as well as the dynamics of privilege and oppression. These understandings are necessary to advocate for a just and compassionate world without racism.
Katie Clements ’16, BS Nursing and Ethnic Studies, Cum Laude