48 months
16499 USD/year
16499 USD/year
6995 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ethnic Studies - American Indian Studies program at California State University East Bay provides a comparative approach to the study of people of color in the United States. 


Our Ethnic Studies curriculum has a strong social justice focus. Through a systematic study of the cultures, histories, and social realities of communities of color in the US, our students finish our program prepared to work effectively in multiracial, multiethnic, multigender communities.   

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies - American Indian Studies degree from California State University East Bay will be able to:

  • Apply Ethnic Studies frameworks and key concepts to promote equity and social justice in our communities.
  • Explain discipline-specific theoretical frameworks including critical race theory, intersectionality, women of color feminisms, and/or queer of color theories
  • Recognize the complexity, heterogeneity and power dynamics between and within racialized groups in the US.
  • Research and write effectively, in individual or collaborative contexts, on issues, ideas, perspectives, and values that affect people of color in the United States;
  • Explain the concepts of colonialism, decolonization, genocide, environmental racism, and/or resilience as foundations of indigenous epistemologies and sovereignty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Justice in Communities of Color
  • Race and Resistance
  • Writing for Social Justice
  • Black Feminisms
  • Eating The Landscape
  • Engaging Communities of Color

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early in the application period as possible.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants that have academic records from outside of the U.S. will be required to submit an unofficial English language translation, if the original language transcript is not in English.
  • Academic records (transcripts and degree certificates, if applicable) must be prepared in the native language and accompanied by complete, literal English translations prepared by the university’s authorized official, such as the Registrar, Rector, or Recorder.
  • If your studies were in the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum program, please submit your school transcripts for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16499 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16499 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16499 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6995 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6995 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 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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