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Ethnic Studies

University of California, Berkeley

48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
14312 USD/year
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The major in Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley provides a core curriculum designed to develop a comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the experiences and communities of African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latinos, and Native Americans.


Students majoring in Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley study the history, culture, politics, and sociology of Third World communities in the United States within the general context of American society and institutions. Thus, they pursue knowledge vital for a critical understanding of contemporary society and for social changes to improve the lives and communities of racial minorities. Ethnic Studies majors also prepare themselves for advanced graduate study in either academic or professional fields.

Learning outcomes

The Department of Ethnic Studies provides a program leading to the A.B. degree with honors. Students will be recommended for honors if they have completed at least 30 units and two semesters with an average GPA of at least 3.5 overall and for all work undertaken in the Department of Ethnic Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Comparative Ethnic Literature in America
  • Humanities Methods in Ethnic Studies
  • Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies
  • Advanced Seminar in Ethnic Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who apply to Berkeley should meet the following minimum requirements:

    Meet the A-G subject course requirements. 
  • Have a 3.0 GPA in A-G courses taken in the 10th and 11th grade years. (3.4 GPA for non-residents)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14312 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

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


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