Chicana/o Studies is one of the minors offered by the Ethnic Studies Program of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation. This minor allows for a more concentrated focus on a specific racialized population in the United States—in this case, peoples with Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Mexican American heritage. Students pursuing a minor in Chicana/o Studies can choose classes from four content areas: History and Politics, Contemporary Issues, Literature and Language, and Gender and Ethnicity. Through your coursework, you will gain a broad view of the point where race & gender and contemporary issues intersect.
Academic and Career Opportunities
If you want to get involved in your program, consider joining the Ethnic Studies Student Advisory Committee or Latinos in Action. Graduates of the program can use their enhanced critical thinking skills and cross-cultural understanding in a number of fields, depending on the major pursued in conjunctionwith the Chicana/o Studies minor: possible careers include those in healthcare, business, marketing, or education.