Ethnic Studies

High School Dual Enrollment

This program is no longer accepting registrations for the Fall 2022 semester. 

If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must talk with your professor and counselor first, and then fill out this drop/withdraw form. The deadline to drop without a W on your transcript is October 10, 2022. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the class, please join our Zoom office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

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), Paramount Unified School District (PUSD), and Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS).

Long Beach Unified School District

Fall 2022 Courses:

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

Paramount Unified School District

Fall 2022 Courses:

  • Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Studies

Port of Los Angeles High School

Fall 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, 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