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18
Credit Hour Minor
15
Credit Hour Certificate

Degree

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Mexican American Studies at 马会论坛’s

Mexican American Studies is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate academic minor and certificate program focusing on the U.S. Mexican American experience. 

The goal of the minor and certificate is to prepare students for culturally competent professional lives attentive to local, state and national issues, and increase awareness of the importance of Mexican American representation within in-demand fields, such as education, policy analysis, public administration, governance, economic development, and the arts and humanities. 

The Mexican American Studies program at 马会论坛’s University bridges disciplines to build interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise to answer questions and achieve insights about complex problems that individual disciplines alone cannot solve. Ultimately, Mexican American Studies is a field of inquiry that requires informed educated citizens capable of applying a range of critical and creative thinking to community and public policy issues and applied communication and analysis. 

  • Degree Plans

    The Minor in Mexican American Studies is an 18-credit-hour program. Students choose five courses from a list of required core options and an additional course, such as an independent study or internship. Funded research and travel opportunities are also available. 

    The Certificate in Mexican American Studies is a 15-credit-hour program for current undergraduate students. Students choose three courses from a list of required core options, one research-oriented course and an independent study. 

  • Courses

    Students choose courses from a variety of disciplines, including:

    • Political Science
    • Chicano Literature
    • Language
    • Economics
    • Theology

    Example courses include:

    • U.S. Civil Rights: The Latino Experience
    • U. S. Immigration and Ethnic History
    • Theology in the Southwest
  • In the News


    “[Belinda Roman, Ph.D.] said the certification in Mexican-American Studies is useful in professional development, especially with the increased emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion in the business world.”

    In October 2022, KSAT News spotlighted the Mexican American Studies program at 马会论坛’s University. Read the full story to hear what faculty and students about their experience with the certificate.


What can I do with a minor or certificate in Mexican American Studies?

The Mexican American Studies courses build knowledge and research skills of Mexican Americans鈥攖heir politics, histories, communities and customs, and behaviors. It prepares students to be culturally informed and relevant in careers in education, economic and community development, community leadership, elective office, law school and graduate education.  

Career Opportunities

  • Community development 
  • Health-related fields 
  • Human resources 
  • International relations 
  • Law 
  • Marketing 
  • Policing 
  • Public administration 

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