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Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, B.A.

Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies is a leading academic discipline that prepares students to help transform the world. As a community of scholars, teachers, and learners from the interdisciplinary fields of ethnic studies, women’s studies, and multicultural queer studies, we aim to create a just and sustainable world by analyzing systems of inequality and strategies for empowerment and agency. With a critical examination of race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, and nation as intersecting categories of identity, we aim to dismantle systems of oppression through knowledge, activism and resistance. Our critical approach is intersectional and comparative; our focus is local, national, and transnational.

Why this program

Multiple internship options allow students to put theory into practice and to connect their campus experience to a broader community involvement.

Our students and faculty take part in the Campus Dialogue on Race and the Social Justice Summit and produce CouRaGeous Cuentos where students become published authors.

We host Humboldt’s annual Hip Hop Conference where students organize, perform, and present for the event.

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Academics & Options

The program brings together disciplines such as the arts, politics, economics, history, popular culture, and sociology to provide a skill set focused on enacting social change on the local and global scale

Did you know?

CHECK IT, a bystander intervention movement led by students, originated in CRGS through our Act to End Violence course and was recognized at a White House event hosted by then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Our journal production, CouRagGeous Cuentos is a collaboration between college and high school students in publishing their testimonios.

We offer certificates in Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, and Multiculutural Queer Studies that focus on social justice, empowerment, and transformation.

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Graduate with core skills in critical thinking, research, writing, and organization. The curriculum foregrounds dialogue and active learning and students gain strong communication and leadership skills. Graduates will be prepared to enter fields like politics and government, law, business, social services, activism, community organizing, as well as graduate school.

  • Education
  • Community Organizing
  • Social Work
  • Government & Public Policy
  • Social Services
  • Violence Prevention
  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Health Care Journalism
  • Marketing and Business
  • Broadcast and Social Media
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