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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 728 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 288pts.


    Ethnic studies playes a critical social role in graduates’ ability to function successfully in today’s multicultural world. American ethnic groups are the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. Population projections by the U.S. Bureau of the Census indicate that people of color will become the majority in the U.S. by as early as 2030. People of color already form the majority in several states — such as California, New Mexico and Hawaii - and are expected to become two-thirds of those states' population by 2025.

    The undergraduate interdisciplinary major provides a broad liberal arts education with skills in critical thinking, comparative analysis, social theory, data analysis, and oral and written communications. Emphasis will be placed on preparing students to live and work in a diverse world.


    Career prospects are strong for students with a degree in American ethnic studies. Census data tells us that nationally, ethnic studies graduates earn high salaries and low unemployment figures. In fact, according to a Wall Street Journal survey, graduates show a lower postgraduation employment rate and a higher salary rate than other majors, including anthropology, art history, animal sciences and many others.

    Career preospects in Americand ethnic studies are comparable to those in business management,
    advertising and public relations, and biology. Graduates find employment in many fields, including community development, business, urban planning, public health, social work, teacher education, union organizing and youth work, journalism, nonprofit management, medical fields, comunity development, legal
    advocacy, media and more. The undergraduate degree prepares students for graduate study not only in ethnic studies, but also in a variety of other fields.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 728 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
    Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Students who major in American ethnic studies should refer to the general degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in American ethnic studies, students must fulfill all program requirements and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in all American ethnic studies course work taken at K-State.

    Required Core
    • Introduction to American Ethnic Studies
    • Comparative Ethnic Studies
    • Research Methods in American Ethnic Studies
    • Seminar in American Ethnic Studies
    Ethnic Specific Courses
    • African American Perspectives
    • American Indian Perspectives
    • Latino/a Perspectives
    • Asian American Perspectives
    • North American Archaeology
    • North American Indians
    • African American Literatures
    • American Indian Literatures
    • Asian American Literatures
    • Latina/o Literatures
    • History of the Indians of North America
    • African-American History
    • Wealth, Power, and Privilege
    • Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature and Culture in Spanish
    • U.S. Latino/a Literature and Culture in Spanish
    American Ethnic Studies
    • Independent Reading and Research in American Ethnic Studies
    • Recitation Leadership
    • Topics in American Ethnic Studies
    • Independent Reading and Research in American Ethnic Studies

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    The Wayne C. Rohrer Scholarship fund was established in memory of Wayne C. Rohrer, a professor of sociology from 1959 until his death in 1987. To commemorate his lifelong commitment to fairness and equality in racial and ethnic relations in the United States, the scholarship has been earmarked for students who major in American ethnic studies. Students wishing to apply for the Wayne C. Rohrer Scholarship should apply to Office of Student Financial Assistance. It is awarded annually, and applications must be received in the American ethnic studies business office by the deadline indicated on the application.


    K-State’s theatre program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and it is the only accredited program in Kansas.
    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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