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Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity

College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Are you interested in better understanding race, ethnicity, and how these aspects of socially constructed identity impact systems of power and privilege? When pursuing St. Kate's critical studies of race and ethnicity (CRST) degree on our St. Paul campus, you will gain an in-depth understanding of concepts such as discrimination, oppression, white privilege, and more.

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Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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A Nationally Recognized Program Committed to Social Justice

Critical studies of race and ethnicity at St. Catherine University is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary program.

Our comprehensive and innovative teaching-learning practices — and strong commitment to social justice — mean you will grow as a leader who considers all viable solutions and acts in the pursuit of justice to dismantle racism.

The critical studies of race and ethnicity major offers you a framework for understanding race and ethnicity in historical, contemporary, national, and global contexts.

You will learn to critique race-based policies and socio-cultural representations and communicate effectively across differences and strategize for social change.

CRST Professor Nancy Heitzeg

Upon completion of St. Kate’s degree in critical studies of race and ethnicity, you will be prepared to take on positions in the following careers:

  • public policy
  • human resources
  • social and human services
  • criminal justice
  • education and youth services
  • nonprofit sector
  • government
  • community development