Field Major or Bachelor of General StudiesEthnic Studies

A field major / Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) in ethnic studies from Wichita State will expose you to the diversity of experience of many racial and ethnic groups. You'll be able to tailor the degree to your interests—preparing you for advanced study as well as diverse careers in areas such as journalism, social work, criminal justice, history and many others.

Learn how ethnic studies is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


The field major required 18 credit hours of ethnic-studies coursework. In addition, you'll work with academic and faculty advisors to select additional courses that demonstrate interests within a liberal-arts-based education.


A degree in ethnic studies from Wichita State will equip you with skills and knowledge you can apply in many different fields—and serves as a good base for graduate study leading to careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. 

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