Career Opportunities

Both our Chicano Studies major and Latin American major give students the breadth to pursue a number of exciting career opportunities.

Students choosing these majors are trained to analyze social issues, to think critically, and to conduct research. All majors receive applied as well as theoretical training. These skills are useful in professional life and are valued in the public and private sectors.

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, or a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies or Latin American Studies work in such fields as education, public administration, psychology, marketing, journalism, social services, and throughout the public and private sectors. Physicians, educators, lawyers, counselors, civil service employees, and other professionals have found that training in Chicano and Latin American studies improves their abilities to serve their clients and enhance their employment and advancement opportunities.

Students with a B.A. in Chicano Studies or Latin American Studies can also enter master's or doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences and in professional schools in such areas as Chicano studies, Latin American Studies, anthropology, political science, history, public administration, Latino literature, multimedia, social work, and education.

What Careers? Que carreras?
The Department of Chicano & Latin American Studies will greatly contribute to your future career in popular areas of:

  • Teaching and Education
  • Social Work and Counseling
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Government Work
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • U.S-Mexico Relations
  • Acting
  • Physical Therapy
  • Science
  • Criminology
  • Graduate Work
  • Creative Writing
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • International Agency Service
  • Graduate Work