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2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Minor


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Critical Race and Ethnic Studies is an exciting and valuable minor that prepares students to enter the workforce as informed citizens in a diverse and challenging society. The minor offers a strong liberal arts education for students considering admission to graduate or professional schools and careers in education, law, medicine, public health, social work, counseling, journalism, business, city planning, politics, psychology, international relations, creative writing, and the arts.

Minimum Requirements


The CRES minor requires 20 units, 4 units at the lower division level and 16 upper division units. 

Lower Division Minor Requirements [4 units]


Upper Division Minor Requirements [16 units]


Guidelines Applying to all SSHA Minors


Students should consult an advisor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to officially declare the minor and plan their courses. The following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • To complete any SSHA minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All minor course requirements must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a Global Arts Studies Minor , for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-).
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced.
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • Students must consult the UC Merced General Catalog for prerequisites to required courses.

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