BA Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
The BA program in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies challenges students to understand the intersections of identity, culture and community for Mexican-origin, Chicano and Latino populations in the United States and the U.S.-Mexico transborder region, with implications for other border communities around the world.
More specifically, students learn about the diversity of cultural, social, political, economic, historical, health-related and artistic experiences in these communities and develop tools for understanding borders and border communities worldwide. The curriculum focuses on growing the next generation of critical thinkers and changemakers who work toward improving the lives of Latinos, strengthening Latino and transborder communities, and honoring transborder knowledge. Students learn from faculty with expertise in Latino health, literature, performance, gender, media studies, immigration policy, urban planning, culture and language.
Required Courses (Major Map)
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At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: Yes
- Second Language Requirement: Yes
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Latinos are the country's second largest ethnic group behind white non-Hispanics. This program equips students to address the changing needs of Latinos in the U.S. by preparing graduates to become immigration lawyers, nonprofit leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, government employees, political activists, community organizers, advocates and artists. Career paths enhanced by this degree include:
- education (administration and teaching)
- film and media
- local, state and national government agencies
- local, state and national public and private health services
- public policy and administration
- social work and nonprofit organizations
- the arts
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Government Programs Specialist
- Growth: 3.8%
- Median Salary*: $47,110
- Growth: 4.0%
- Median Salary*: $126,930
- Growth: -0.2%
- Median Salary*: $65,800
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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