Ethnic Studies at College of San Mateo - Degrees & Certificates
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Ethnic Studies
Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree

Ethnic Studies 60 units

Certificate of Achievement

Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies 18-20 units

Certificate of Specialization

Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies 15-16 units

Recommended high school preparation:
Coursework in History, Social Science, Psychology, English

University Transfer Program

Use Assist ( to identify lower division major preparation for the California State University and the University of California systems. Transfer majors may be listed as Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law and Society, or other listings. For independent or out-of-state colleges and universities use their catalogs to locate this information. Transfer Services can assist you to gather this information.

The multicultural emphasis of the Ethnic Studies program has attracted many persons currently employed in public school systems, social services and human relations, as well as professionals whose jobs involve interpersonal situations with multiracial groups. Students who transfer and complete and Bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies can pursue careers in the arts, business, city planning, creative writing, education at all levels, international relations, journalism, law, medicine, politics, psychology, public health, research, and social work. In addition, Ethnic Studies courses allow public school teachers the opportunity to meet California State requirements in ethnic education.