Ethnic Studies

High School Dual Enrollment

Congratulations to those who have completed the CSULB Ethnic Studies course for the Spring semester! Please note: CSULB does not issue a grade report as some other high schools do. Students may check their grades via MyCSULB online. To receive high school credit for the Ethnic Studies class, students must print out their unofficial transcripts and email them to their high school counselor. Click here to review the FAQ “How do I transfer credit to my high school and college?” and learn how to access your unofficial transcripts.

Since 2015, the College of Liberal Arts and College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has offered select Ethnic Studies courses to high school students.

These dual-enrollment courses give high school students valuable credits for both high school and college—for free—to all students who are interested. The credit earned in CSULB Ethnic Studies courses is not only worth its equivalent university-level cost, but is also transferable to most institutions a student chooses to attend, subject to each institution's transfer policies.

Ethnic Studies courses are currently offered to promising high school students, as approved by their campus counselor, for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District (NLMUSD), Paramount Unified School District (PUSD), and Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS).

Long Beach Unified School District

Spring 2022 Courses:

  • Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Studies
  • African American History to 1865
  • Contemporary Issues in Asian America
  • Latina/o Cultural Identity

Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District

Spring 2022 Courses:

  • Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Studies
  • Latina/o Cultural Identity

Paramount Unified School District

Spring 2022 Courses:

  • Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Studies

Port of Los Angeles High School

Spring 2022 Courses:

  • Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Studies

High school students who are:

  • 11th & 12th grade students.
  • 9th & 10th grade students will need to get approval from their high school campus counselors.
  • Attending school in Long Beach Unified School District, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Paramount Unified School District, and Port of Los Angeles High School.
  • Free college credit that is transferable to most accredited universities
  • May provide high school elective credit and the option to take one less high school class during the semester (meet with your high school counselor for their criteria as it relates to campus policy)
  • Knowledge of different cultures and fascinating history lessons
  • Valuable addition to college applications
  • College course experience with CSULB faculty member
  • Options to take classes at the high school closest to you
  • Must attend the first class of the program to enroll
  • Must not miss more than 3 classes
  • Must have achieved a grade of “D” or better to obtain credit

CSULB faculty will work with each student and their individual needs, with the goal of student success.

  • Over 90% of Ethnic Studies students pass the course upon completion
  • 4 out of 5 students receive an A or B in the course