Major Requirement for New BGSU Students (those entering Fall 2012 or later):
Ethnic Studies students must complete 4 required courses and 7
elective courses (21 hours, at the appropriate course level) for a
total of 33 hours. Students are also required to select a minor.
Majors will take the four required courses with other students from
the units in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies (CCS) which
includes American Culture Studies, Popular Culture, and Women’s,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies. These interdisciplinary CCS courses
are designed to bring together the diverse knowledge and skills our
majors have acquired and to prepare them for life after BGSU. In
these courses, students will learn cultural studies theories and
research methods, create their own research project, and engage in
Select 2 (6 hours) Ethnic Studies courses at the 1000- or 2000-
Select 2 (6 hours) Ethnic Studies courses at the 3000-level*
Select 3 (9 hours) Ethnic Studies courses at the 4000-level*
Major Requirements for Students Entering Prior to Fall 2012:
Ethnic Studies students will complete 33 hours of major requirements and a minor.
Minor (21 hours)
Ethnic Studies minors will take a total of 21 hours of Ethnic Studies courses selected in consultation with the School Advisor. These must include one 3000-level course and two 4000-level courses.