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Race, Ethnicity, and Health

The Bachelor of Arts in Race, Ethnicity, and Health provides students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and address racial and ethnic health inequities in the U.S. The program critically examines the root causes of health inequities and ways to alleviate these inequities to promote social and health justice among communities of color.

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Key Facts



(BA (Hons)) Race, Ethnicity, and Health


Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

provides a curriculum that is rooted in the strong history of the Ethnic Studies discipline “to prepare students for the increasingly multiethnic, multicultural society and an analysis of the challenges that Ethnic Studies faces within the system (CSU Task Force Report on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies, 2016).” The core curriculum of this program approaches public health with an Ethnic Studies lens to provide students with a critical understanding of various systems of oppression and racism preventing various racial and ethnic communities from achieving good health. Students majoring in Race, Ethnicity, and Health program prepare students for a career in public health by giving them experience working with racially and ethnically diverse populations. The core competencies of the program center on health inequity of communities of color and support of the agency of peoples of color.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Apply the skills and knowledge acquired through course concepts and critical theories and methodologies toward the creation of evidence-based solutions to address the underlying root causes of racial and ethnic health inequities.

Apply principles of community-engaged scholarship and community service learning to promote and protect the health and well-being of communities of color.

Evaluate theoretical framework and critique research within the field and practice of public health and establish their positions.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

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SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.