Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Minor


Students should consult with a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program advisor in devising their course of study.

18 credits in minor courses, including:

Course offerings for the CRES minor vary frequently and often include Special Topics and Honors College courses. Before registration each semester, a list of eligible courses is posted as a See Also list in the Schedule of Courses (Classic Version). Many of those courses will not show up immediately in students’ degree audits. The courses listed below are always eligible and should automatically be applied in degree audits.
INTRODUCTORY LEVEL. Up to 3 courses/9 credits at the 1000-level chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:0-9
CRES numbered 1000 to 1990
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OR ABOVE. 3-6 courses/9-18 credits at the 2000-level or above chosen from eligible courses, which regularly include:9-18
CRES numbered 2000 to 2990
With the approval of a CRES advisor, up to 6 credits of Internships (x991), Independent Study (x993), and/or Undergraduate Research (x995) on relevant topics may be counted toward the minor.


Introductory and intermediate courses for various subject areas may be necessary to reach the courses at the 2000-level or above applicable to the minor.

Other Information

In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), only one course may overlap between a major and a minor or between two minors.

Courses for the minor and/or its pre/co-requisites that are cross-listed in the catalog or schedule of courses under another course prefix may be taken under that other prefix and still count for these requirements.

With the approval of the chair/director, courses that applied to the minor in previous years but have since been deactivated may be applied to this year’s minor requirements if they are reactivated.

For a Bachelor of Arts degree, no more than 45 credits in courses with the same departmental prefix may be used toward completion of the 120 credits required for graduation. For a Bachelor of Science degree, the maximum is 50 credits.

At least half of the credits used to complete minor requirements must be taken at the University of Vermont.