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BA(Hons) Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

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About this course

The BA program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum through which students can examine the histories, languages, and cultures of the racial and ethnic groups in and of themselves, in relationship to each other, and, particularly, in structural contexts of power.

Areas of specialization include: Africa Past and Present, African American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Asian American Studies, and Native American Studies. 

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Here is a summary of the requirements for this programme:

Students have two ways to fulfill the elective requirements for the major:

  • Option 1 allows students to focus four courses on one specific area of specialization—Africa Past and Present, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, or Native American Studies—and a second four-course cluster drawn from a different area or four comparative courses.
  • Option 2 is designed for students who wish to explore comparative race and ethnic studies primarily through a disciplinary (e.g., anthropology, English, history) or interdisciplinary program focus (e.g., gender studies, Latin American studies), or who wish to graduate with a double major in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. Accordingly, one four-course cluster of electives must be focused on one area (Africa Past and Present, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies). A second cluster of four courses should fall within a specific discipline or interdisciplinary area.

The requirements for Options 1 and 2 are virtually identical: one or two civilization studies courses, eight electives, a BA colloquium, and a BA essay:

  • 1-2 course(s) of a single civilization sequence
  • 4 courses in one specific area of specialization
  • 4 courses in a second area of specialization or 4 comparative courses
  • CRES 29800 BA Colloquium: Theory and Methods in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • CRES 29900 Preparation for the BA Essay

For more information on the courses and their descriptions kindly refer: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/comparativeraceethnicstudies/

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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