Two students talk over lunch in Lo Schiavo Science.

Critical Diversity Studies, BA

Analyze the historical and contemporary social constructions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, and religion. Raise difficult questions and offer big ideas to shape a more just future.

Prepare to work in diverse contexts including human resources, education, social work, nonprofit and for-profit management, policy research and implementation, the law, and civic administration.

Meet Faculty Activists

Learn from faculty members who promote activism and social justice in and out of the classroom.

Students and staff carry a USF banner in the SF Pride Parade.


Choose a Concentration

You may focus in the following areas:

  • African American Studies
  • Asian Pacific American Studies
  • Chicanx/Latinx Studies
  • Gender and Sexualities Studies
  • Comparative Diversity Studies

View Major Track Requirements

Learn by Doing

Through our relationship with the McCarthy Center for Public Service and Common Good, the InterCultural Center, the Gender and Sexuality Center, and other affiliated programs and organizations, you have the opportunity to intern, volunteer, and enact social change.

Learn About the Cultural Centers

Attend the Critical Diversity Studies Forum

This annual university-wide event brings together artists, activists, scholars, and community leaders to engage in dialogue with the USF community. 

Students gather and talk at event on the lawn.

Critical Diversity Studies, BA

Christina Garcia Lopez, Program Director
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.