Academics

Ethnic Studies Programs

 

Programs in Ethnic Studies are designed to help students study different cultures and societies of the world. These programs include the study of the history, politics, religion, languages, and culture of different areas. The aim of Ethnic Studies programs is to broaden the awareness and understanding of one or more ethnic groups and their contribution to American culture. Ethnic Studies programs are usually interdisciplinary, and include the study of historical, cultural, social, political, economic, psychological, and literary patterns and contributions of ethnic groups.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree - Ethnic Studies

21 units + General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement - Ethnic Studies

21 units

Programs in Ethnic Studies are designed to help students study different cultures and societies of the world. These programs include the study of the history, politics, religion, languages, and cultures of different areas. The aim of Ethnic Studies programs is to broaden the awareness and understanding of one or more ethnic groups and their contribution to American culture. Ethnic Studies programs are usually interdisciplinary and include study of the historical, cultural, social, political, economic, psychological, and literary patterns and contributions of ethnic groups.

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Potential Career Options

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Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers Bachelor Degree $82,239
Historians Bachelor Degree $69,085
Political Scientists Bachelor Degree $86,888
Social Science Research Assistants Bachelor Degree $54,486
Museum Technicians and Conservators Bachelor Degree $47,635
Interpreters and Translators Bachelor Degree $52,880