Declare an Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Major or Minor

PLEASE NOTE: *****In response to guidance from the Academic Council and the Office of the Provost, the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies will temporarily waive restrictions on taking ES classes P/NP for credit toward the ES major or minor. This change applies only to courses taken during the Spring 2020 term. If you are interested or plan to change your grading options for Spring 2020, please consult with a Public Policy, Society, and Identity (PPSI) Flight Path Advisor to ensure that you are making the right choice for your academic needs and to answer any questions you may have about possible effects on financial aid.*****


The process of declaring a major or minor with the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies requires interested students to first meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  There are three ways to connect with the director:

In this meeting, the director will review the student’s Degree Audit Report for completed courses, classes needed for an Ethnic Studies major or minor degree, and identify the direction the student would like to head with their ethnic studies course selections. The director will help the student create a direction of study that is tailored to ES class offerings, the students’ interests, and what ES courses may have already been completed. Students will also receive a Major/Minor Declaration form that students must complete before any changes can be made and officially processed.