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Interdisciplinary Programs

Race and Ethnic Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Race and Ethnic Studies provides students the opportunity to study race and ethnicity as evolving social constructions shaped by many factors, including labor, politics, religion, nationality, sexuality, gender, and culture. The minor encourages students to explore race and ethnicity from a variety of disciplinary approaches and to examine the histories of various racial and ethnic groups. UMass Lowell students will graduate knowing how to contribute to a more humane and civil society in which diversity is acknowledged and celebrated.

The minor in Race and Ethnic Studies consists of a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Course

One of the following:


Choose additional courses from the following:


  • At least one course must be taken in the humanities (english, history, philosophy).
  • At least one course must be taken in the social sciences (criminal justice, political science, psychology, sociology).
  • At least two classes must be at the 3000/4000 level.

For more information, please contact Prof. Daniel Broyld, program coordinator.