A degree in ethnic studies from El Camino provides you with limitless academic and career opportunities as you explore a range of cultural, historical, political, and sociological issues. Degree paths can lead to a variety of careers in both the public and private sector.
Our Ethnic Studies Associate in Arts (AA) degree typically takes two years and can be earned in a single subject category or in the combined American cultures option.
Ethnic studies at El Camino focus on critical thinking, analysis, and a deeper understanding of social justice and related issues. We’re dedicated to help you succeed, so you are prepared to help others.
Many students want to start their career right after earning a degree; others choose to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond. We can help you discover the best path for you.
Be a part of the current dialogue on culture and diversity. This degree takes you on an exploration of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity through the viewpoints of people of color in the United States. Create your own future while learning about the history, struggle, and success of others, both past and present. Learn to analyze socioeconomic and political factors that confront ethnic minorities as they interact with the majority society.
Once you graduate, you can choose to work right after earning a degree, or transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond. We’re here to help you identify career options and decide on the best step after graduation.
Take your education outside of the classroom. El Camino has connections with other academic institutions and research facilities that translate into valuable real-world experience.
Learn about course requirements and more for the Ethnic Studies AA degree in El Camino’s online catalog.
Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to an Ethnic Studies AA degree on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.