Knowledge and experience are essential to the support and development of diversity on the UE campus. Students can further their education on the subject of diversity through our academics, including major and minor programs, elective courses, and informational resources.

Undergraduate Programs

Students can pursue the following areas of study pursuant to the area of diversity.

  • Ethics and Social Change (major) – This recent program combines academic study with field experience in order to equip students to address complex problems in local communities and the world.
  • International Studies (major) – The international studies program prepares students for a world where problems and careers aren't restricted to single disciplines, but require a broad base of skills and knowledge.
  • Sociology (major) – Sociologists study how people organize themselves to meet basic societal and individual needs
  • Religion (major and minor) - The religion major and minor programs at the University of Evansville offer flexible options to allow student to develop individualized curriculums to suit their specific interests and needs. Students work in close consultation with an advisor to choose courses that develop an area of competency. Possible areas of focus include religion and global perspective, religion and culture, social justice, and New Testament and Early Christianity.
  • Race and Ethnicity Studies (minor) – Offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum that is applicable to a wide variety of majors. The minor prepares students to better and understand and navigate the diverse world in which we live and work
  • Social and Human Services (minor) – This pre-professional, interdisciplinary concentration is designed for students who seek exposure to issues, challenges, and careers in social and human services or who plan to pursue graduate study in applied social sciences.
  • Gender and Women's Studies (minor) – This program covers the role gender has played in society both in the present and throughout history. Gender and women's studies spans a wide variety of issues and prepares students for a variety of jobs, including social work, business, law, teaching, and more.

Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures

The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures provides multiple degree options, as well as a variety of engaging and innovative language and cultural courses. UE's nationally recognized study abroad program also allows students to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen area.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish or Spanish with a Medical Spanish Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Spanish Education
  • Minors in French, German, Spanish, or Classical Studies

Additional course offerings from the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethnic/Racial Representations
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Introduction to German Culture
  • Introduction to Hispanic Culture
  • Study abroad programs to learn Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, Norwegian, and more

Elective Courses

In need of elective courses for your class schedule? UE offers a wide variety of classes that expose students to diverse studies and issues. Students are also encouraged to enroll in a ChangeLab, which creates positive change for local organizations and the community as a whole.

Elective course options include, but are not limited to:

  • Indians of North America
  • Peoples of Africa
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Multicultural Understanding
  • Women's Literature
  • African-American Literature
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Latin American Politics
  • Asian Politics
  • Community Health and Social Justice
  • Stereotyping, Racism, and Prejudice
  • Human Sexuality
  • Everyday Islam in the West
  • Bible & Justice
  • Living World Religions
  • Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  • Marriage and Family
  • Social Problems in the Modern World
  • War, Politics, and Gender
  • The Decolonization of Africa
  • American History Since 1865