2019-2020 Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST), BI™

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The BI in Women’s and Ethnic Studies degree provides an opportunity for students to integrate a scholarly, community-oriented, socially engaged and interdisciplinary major with a grounding in business, entrepreneurship, and technology. This degree will help prepare students to enter career fields in business, engineering and technology by cultivating the skills and knowledge to work with diverse clients and markets. In addition, this degree will attract more women and students of color to careers in which they remain under-represented.

The degree is structured so that students will gain a depth of understanding in WEST, and a breadth of knowledge and experience through an Innovation core and Cross-disciplinary courses. The Innovation core introduces students to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and team projects with regional organizations. The Cross-discipline component includes business, creative communication, engineering technology, or globalization.

General Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these credit hours must be upper-division level (3000+ level).

Course Requirements

WEST Courses

The Women’s and Ethnic Studies BI requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of WEST course work, 21 of which must be upper-division (3000+ level). All WEST courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

WEST Substantive Areas

Complete one course (3 credit hours) from each of the following three substantive areas (9 credit hours total).

WEST Electives

Complete three upper-division WEST or cross-listed WEST courses (9 credit hours).

Cross-Disciplinary Courses* - 15 credit hours

Students choose one concentration:

  • Business - 15 credit hours
  • Engineering Technology - 15 credit hours
  • Globalization - 15 credit hours

  *For specific courses, see the BI Overview at https://innovation.uccs.edu/cross-disciplinary-core/

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