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American Multicultural Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rohnert Park, CA, United States
The American Multicultural Studies degree at Sonoma State University is versatile, as evidenced by our graduates who are now lawyers, college professors, social workers, educators, student affairs professionals, academic counselors, nonprofit administrators, arts administrators, and social entrepreneurs.
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Overview

Key Features

The interdisciplinary American Multicultural Studies Department is dedicated to providing students with critical thinking and leadership skills that will help them navigate the multicultural and multiracial American landscape. AMCS offers a major and minor in American Multicultural Studies. We also offer a concentration in Africana studies, as well as pathways in comparative ethnic etudies; hemispheric studies; critical race, sex, gender, and sexuality studies; literature and the arts; multicultural education; film studies; and Native American studies. Our flexible program allows students to tailor their major requirements to their particular interests.

Classes of the American Multicultural Studies degree at Sonoma State University focus on the histories and cultures of African Americans, Chicanos and Latinos, Asian Americans, Multiracial Americans, and Native American Indians so that students may understand more deeply America’s multicultural heritage and future. Correspondingly, the teaching and research interests of our faculty explore how race and ethnicity intersect with power and inequality. Some of these areas of expertise are: race and representation; race and equality in education; race and popular culture; race and ethnicity in the arts, literature and media; race and globalization; multiracial experience; civil rights movement; social policy; decolonization and indigenization.

AMCS is committed to graduating students who have the knowledge and skills to live and work productively and competently in an increasingly diverse world. The faculty is committed to shaping students into culturally informed citizens who can make positive impacts on their communities. Students who complete our major or minor program will have the tools to adapt to a rapidly changing multicultural environment. At the core of our mission is the hope that our work will lead to a better world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Humanities Learning Community 
  • Ethnic Groups in America 
  • How Racism Works: America in Black and White 
  • Ethnicity in the Arts, Culture, and Media
  • Ethnic Groups and American Social Policy 
  • Ethics, Values, and Multiculturalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a high/secondary school curriculum which totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, and earn a graduation diploma or certificate
  • Complete high school curriculum with above satisfactory grades or marks which equals a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on the 4.0 grading scale
  • Submit official high school transcript (academic record), showing all courses with grades or marks, and graduation diploma or certificate. Official transcript must be in the original language of issue. Submit certified English translations for non-English documents
  • Submit official verification of English proficiency except where English is the applicant's native language and has attended for at least three years’ full time at an institution where English was the principal language of instruction 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7724 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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National: $1,665 per 1-6 units

Living costs for Rohnert Park

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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