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Diversity & Community Studies

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Major in Diversity & Community Studies

-(Reference Number 631)

The major in diversity & community studies provides graduates with a critical framework for understanding social systems and structural forms of oppression at local and global scales. Students also gain practical skills of working with others to solve problems related to citizenship and activism. Such knowledge and skills are necessary for a wide range of vocations, ranging from social services to governmental and non-profit organizations, at all levels from local to international. Students majoring in diversity & community studies must earn a minimum of 33 semester hours and must also select a minor. The major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Are you interested in declaring the Diversity and Community Studies major?

Already a WKU student, but want to major in Diversity and Community Studies?  In order to declare Diversity &Community Studies as your major, you will need to complete the Change of Major Form. This form can be found through Topnet under “Student Services/Student Records.” Please print and complete the form. After completing the form, you will then need to contact the DCS advisor, Dr. Kristi Branham to make an appointment to finalize the form. Once you have met with Dr. Branham, she will fax the Change of Major form to Academic Advising.  Please allow a few days for the change to show up in TopNet.


Scholarship opportunity for any undergraduate student who has officially claimed the minor in African American Studies, Gerontology, or the certificate in the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility.

Amount - $500-$1,000, to be deposited in the student's WKU account.

Deadline - March 1, 2015.

Click on scholarship nomination to nominate a student.

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Dr. Kristi Branham, DCS Advisor



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