Petition for RACE Credit

Petition for Race and Ethnic Studies Credit

Courses that are not already approved may count for Race and Ethnic Studies credit. (Internships may also qualify).

To be eligible, 50 percent of the course or internship’s content should cover the contributions and lived experiences of African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, and/or Middle Eastern Americans. For majors only, 50 percent of an international course’s content should focus on race and/or ethnicity and should be a learning objective as expressed in the readings and assignments.

If a student would like to attempt RACE credit in a non-approved course, the student should notify the course instructor and the program director about their intent. Most often, the student will undertake additional research. Final approval is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the course.

For a completed non-approved course (including a course from another institution), the student should submit a syllabus to the program director.