The Latina/Latino Studies curriculum and faculty are cross-disciplinary and this provides our students the ability to connect different sources, both in their academic study and in the world of critical thinking. More and more, graduate schools and employers are looking for students that receive the pedagogical and curricular exposure that is the norm in our department. Our focus on historical and present day trends of the Latina/Latino diaspora and our consistent use of critical and community responsive pedagogy, focused on racial and social justice, gives our graduates the training to participate and lead in an increasingly diverse and complex global society.
With a BA degree or minor in Latina/Latino Studies the post-educational opportunities widen tremendously, especially in employment where contact with the public is essential. Our major, grouped into three areas of Behavioral and Social Sciences, History, and Arts and Humanities, is excellent preparation for a number of career paths, including teaching, law, medicine and counseling.