Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How can I learn more?

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a gender, race, and identity degree program?

The bachelor of arts degree in gender, race, and identity provides a place for students looking for an academic home for interests in diversity, gender and sexuality, religious identity, conflict, oppression, social justice, or the intersections of race, class, and gender. Students in the major can apply knowledge in an active and activist application in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity.

The gender, race, and identity degree focuses on a range of human experiences and analyzes difference and oppression in its various forms on individuals and societies. The focus of the major is on diversity, equity and social justice to prepare students for careers in public advocacy, politics, sustainability, management and more.

Areas of emphasis in the GRI program

  • Women’s studies

    The women’s studies emphasis provides an understanding of women in historical and contemporary contexts and an exploration of gender as it influences scholarship and human relations. Students analyze contributions women have made throughout history in all aspects of life, sources of their omission from traditional approaches to scholarship and traditional centers of power and contemporary issues concerning gender and sexual orientation in culture and society.

  • Minor

    The Department of Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno offers a number of interesting minors including ethnic studies, holocaust, genocide and peace studies, religious studies and women’s studies. These minors are designed to increase students’ awareness of ethnic, racial and religious issues, domestically and globally. Students studying one of the gender, race, and identity minors will examine the experiences and contributions of a wide range of peoples, societies and cultures.

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

46% of undergraduate students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive financial aid. If you think your family’s income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you might be surprised.

50%+ of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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