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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Form an Understanding of Race

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies fosters the study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity in an interconnected world. By understanding theories of race and ethnicity, you’ll gain insights on pressing issues such as colonialism, imperialism, diasporas, capitalism, cultural production, public policy, social activism, and anti-colonial and anti-racist struggles.

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Tammy L. Brown, Ph.D.

Departmental Advisor
Department of Global and Intercultural Studies
120 MacMillan Hall, 531 E Spring St.,
Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

Courses comprising this major allow students to engage in comparative studies to explore the experiences of racial, ethnic, and indigenous groups across geographic areas and from a wide range of fields. In addition to a shared core curriculum, the CRES major offers options for a social group concentration, a comparative race and ethnicity concentration, and students also have the option of a self-designed concentration.

  • CRE 151 Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • BWS 211 Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication
  • GIC 421 Critical Race and Post-Colonial Studies

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Career Options

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies major is designed to prepare students not only for graduate academic programs in the field of Race and Ethnic Studies but also for careers in law, public health, social work, education, business, diplomacy, politics, the arts, and advocacy.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Selena Mungur
  • Every class I've taken has opened my mind to new things, making me fall in love with learning all over again. I'm learning to step back and look beneath the surface at how social and political structures affect our world.

    Selena Mungur '22
    Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Political Science

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