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.