Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

Questions about CRES? Reach out!


With the founding of a new Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity, the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program will transition to a new major and minor in Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity (RDI). The College Class of 2025 will be the last class with the option to complete a CRES major or minor. 


CRES to RDI Transition

  • Class of 2023 – major/minor in CRES
  • Class of 2024 and 2025 – option to major/minor in CRES or RDI
  • Class of 2026 and beyond – major/minor in RDI


CRES requirements can be found in the College catalog.


RDI requirements will be published in the 2023-2024 catalog, and more information can be found here. All classes currently listed in CRES will fulfill elective requirements in the future RDI Major and Minor.


If you are an undergraduate student with questions about either program, please contact Jacqueline Gaines (