College of Letters & Sciences
Race and Ethnic Studies

Race & Ethnic Studies Program

Contact Information

Pilar Melero
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-3173
Location: Laurentide 4229

Mary Alkons
Academic Department Associate  
Phone: (262) 472-1042
Location: Laurentide 4233

Career Opportunities

In an ever-changing nation and international community of people, the skills gained through the race and ethnic studies and the gender and ethnic studies minors will be extremely valuable to the student's private and professional life. The minor will not only help students better understand people from the diverse backgrounds with whom they will live, work and serve, but will also provide excellent skills for graduates in a number of fields, including communication, criminal justice, political science, natural sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, and teaching, among others.  In the modern, highly diverse labor force, employers in the private and public sectors will find these minors particularly attractive. We also offer a Diversity Leadership Certificate that allows students to put together an e-portfolio of their work with diversity issues, an excellent artifact to showcase your work with diversity during an interview.