Get your B.A. in Mexican American Studies

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About the Major

Study the Mexican American experience as informed by the social sciences, the health sciences, history, legal studies, and the humanities. You can also focus on social history and cultural studies or social justice and applied public policy.

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Learn about Mexican American public policy issues

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Explore the history, culture, and intellectual legacy of Mexican Americans

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Understand qualitative and quantitative research methods


Your knowledge of the nation's fastest-growing demographic can help you be competitive for a variety of jobs. The economic power of this population is well established, influencing how companies do business.

  • Health professional
  • Entrepreneur
  • Civic leaders
  • Nonprofit program manager
  • International relations specialist


You can take a variety of courses on topics such as government and public policy; minority health disparities; urban planning; and law and immigration. Sample courses include:

  • MAS 317: Latin American Immigration and the Remaking of the U.S.
  • MAS 319: Mexican American Culture
  • MAS 332: Politics of the Mexican American Community
  • MAS 405: Traditional Indian Medicine: Health, Healing, and Well Being
  • MAS 425: Topics in Latino Health
  • MAS 433: Mexican and Mexican American Civilization Through Literature

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Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Laura Owen

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