Career Profiles: Ethnic Studies

CSULB Department of Ethnic Studies

Gender and ethnic studies programs examine and reexamine the ideas about ethnic cultures in society. Students study history, culture, economics, social, political, psychological, religion, and literary patterns and contributions. The programs offer an interdisciplinary education that develops and refines skills in creative and critical thinking, analyzing, researching and understanding people and institutions in different communities. The aim of ethnic studies programs is to broaden our awareness, knowledge and understanding of gender or ethnic groups and their history, culture, literature and contribution to society. These programs to serve the interests and goals of (1) those entering a variety of occupations; (2) teachers, counselors, administrators; (3) majors in other fields such as history, sociology, psychology, economics, literature, anthropology, who wish to include additional scope to their field of study.

Cap & Degree

Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Archivist
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Editor
  • Foreign Policy Officer
  • Journalist
  • Linguist
  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Policy Administrator
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Researcher
  • School Administrator
  • Social Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Writer

Where Employed:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Labor unions
  • Museums
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Publishers
  • Public interest groups
  • Private
  • Public schools or community-based organization

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