Business and Professional/Public Service Division
Academic II, Room 2250
Hours of Operation
- Mon - Fri : 8 am - 5 pm
- Sabrina Rieder, Interim Chair
- Christina Stern, Coordinator
(formerly titled Pluralism and Diversity)
Why Study Multicultural Studies?
The United States has always been a pluralistic society, and demographic shifts during the last half of a century have made it even more so. To help students begin making sense of this increasingly diverse society, all two-year degree programs require the completion of Introduction to Multicultural Studies (MCS 101) or an equivalent three-credit course. MCS 101 and its equivalent courses engage critical thinking skills through a curriculum that explores racial/ethnic identity, class relations, gender, stereotyping and bias, and the meaning of what it means to be an American.
These courses qualify for General Education credits at all SUNY schools. Other institutions have accepted these courses to fulfill degree requirements in history, sociology, multicultural studies, and humanities.
Students interested in the study of Multicultural Studies can begin their educational goals by pursuing the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science.
For more information please contact Admissions.
Meet our Faculty
Our distinguished faculty of over 100 full-time and 400 part-time members includes numerous Fulbright Scholars, SUNY Chancellor’s Award winners, published authors and artists. Average class size of 22 allows faculty members to work one-on-one with students.