Skip to Main Content

Race & Ethnic Studies Minor

The Race and Ethnic Studies minor allows students to study race and ethnicity as evolving social constructions shaped by many factors, including labor, politics, religion, nationality, sexuality, gender and culture.

Students are encouraged to explore race and ethnicity from a variety of disciplinary approaches and to examine the histories of various racial and ethnic groups.

Why Choose Race and Ethnic Studies at UMass Lowell?

People holding a banner in a parade
UMass Lowell students will graduate knowing how to contribute to a more humane and civil society in which diversity is acknowledged and celebrated.
A person holding a Martin Luther King Jr. poster at a rally
There are service-learning or internship opportunities with community partners, such as the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association and the International Institute.
A group of students smiling together at UMass Lowell
This minor pairs well with majors from across the university, as employers in all industries value employees who can work with diverse communities and cultures.