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DCS Prospective Students

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.

What can I do with this major?

Art Advocacy Legal Aid
Business Administration Marketing
Community Organizing Peace Corps or Americorps
Counseling & Therapy Public Policy
Film Production Public relations
Governmental & Non Profit Org Political Advocacy
Human Resources Social Services
Human Rights Org Social Work
Journalism Teaching/Professorship
Justice System Union Organizing

How to apply:

The complete college application includes:

  • Application
  • $45 application fee (or waiver, if you qualify)
  • Official high school transcript (submitted through mail or Parchment)
  • ACT or SAT scores

Students must meet ONE of the following requirements for admission into Western Kentucky University:

  • ACT composite of 20 or greater, or
  • SAT combined score of 1020 or greater (940 or greater combined score accepted for tests taken prior to March 2016)
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 2.50 or higher, or
  • Achieve the required Composite Admission Index (CAI) score

During the application process, when choosing your field of study, choose Diversity and Community Studies (Reference number 631).

Once you have been admitted your advisor will be Dr. Kristi Branham.  You can set up an advising appointment through her by email or phone 270-745-2943.

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Dr. Kristi Branham, DCS Advisor



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 Last Modified 12/10/18