Latina/o Studies

About the Program

The student of Latina/Latino Studies explores the historical, cultural, political, and socio-economic experiences of the largest minoritized ethnic group in the United States, Latinos. A key objective of Latina/o Studies is to integrate the body of knowledge pertaining to these populations into the United States' understanding of itself. Taking an interdisciplinary methodology, the minor provides a comprehensive and in-depth approach to key issues, research, and cultural facets of the Latina/o experience. Students minoring in Latina/o Studies prepare themselves for graduate studies and careers in social and welfare policy, law, counseling, public policy, health care, education, advertising, journalism, and among other fields, education.