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American Ethnic Studies

Three Reasons to Major in American Ethnic Studies

1. A 2013 Wall Street Journal survey determined that Ethnic Studies graduates show high salaries and very low unemployment figures compared to most other majors, making Ethnic Studies graduates “among the 1% highest earners.” Employers in all sectors recognize the value of hiring people trained to work effectively with diverse communities and cultures.

2. AMETH majors gain applicable expertise in the histories, cultures, and contributions of America’s diverse communities including Mexican American/Latin@, Native American, African American and Asian American cultures.

3. Students in this major can integrate knowledge about ethnicity and race across a variety of work contexts touching on educational, business, civil rights, medicine, social work, academic, and legal sectors.

 

Featured AMETH Major

Chelsea Turner

Chelsea Turner

Chelsea Turner, junior in American ethnic studies, is the recipient of the Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Presidential Student Award for Distinguished Services in Enhancing Multiculturalism at Kansas State University. The award was established in the spring of 1997 to recognize outstanding individual contributions to diversity enhancement within the student sector.

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K-State's Ebony Theatre will honor the College of Arts and Sciences' American ethnic studies department at its First Friday event at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the West Stadium Purple Masque Theater lobby. [. . .] "The American ethnic studies department helps us create bridges of understanding, patience, and love during a time where these things are greatly needed," said Chelsea Turner and Kenedi Kelley, president and vice-president of Ebony Theatre.

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