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B.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies

B.A. in Chicana and Chicano Studies

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, San Diego , United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. The Chicana and Chicano studies degree provides the student with a timely, interdisciplinary education regarding the nation's fast-growing ethnic group, the Chicano/Latino, and the interplay of culture, politics, economics and society in the dynamic United States-Mexican border region. The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies also endeavors to contribute to the development of knowledge about the Chicano/Latino populations and the border region through original scholarship on the part of its faculty and students. The department recognizes women and gender based issues as integral to a Chicano studies program. Career Opportunities: Bilingual/bicultural graduates are more sought after than ever before. A student with a major or minor in Chicana and Chicano studies has a good possibility of securing a position and career advancement because of the special preparation in their program. While jobs in regular classroom teaching and other career possibilities may be limited, positions for bilingual/ bicultural graduates are in greater demand. Chicana and Chicano studies is also an excellent major in preparation for postgraduate study in various professional schools. For example, students can continue their studies for the master's degree and other advanced degrees in law, with positions specializing in minority or barrio problems; social work, with careers as caseworker, or medical or psychiatric social worker in a minority community; public administration; librarianship; and business administration, with careers in accounting, marketing, bank management and insurance.
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