Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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Would you like to enhance your studies with knowledge of the Chicano and Latino populations in the U.S.? Learn about the culture, history, migration, health issues and media representations of these populations, and apply that knowledge to your career interests.

Program Description

In the transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies minor, students gain general knowledge from a comparative perspective about the Chicano and Latino populations in the United States and on the U.S.--Mexico border.

The core requirements focus on these populations' cultural, economic, sociological, historical, psychological and artistic experiences. For the remaining credit hours, students may select from courses in a variety of topics, including:

  • community development
  • diversity in education
  • film and the media
  • health issues
  • immigration and migration
  • language and bilingualism
  • literature and performance
  • politics and policy

Program Requirements

The minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework, of which at least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required for all courses used toward the minor.
Core Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Electives -- 12 credit hours
TCL Elective (3)
Notes: Select any TCL course except TCL 331/HST 331 or TCL 332/HST 332.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies (all concentrations)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

An ASU student who is pursuing a degree at any ASU campus may elect to add a minor offered at any other ASU campus.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major or the minor program. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Career Outlook

The minor in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies prepares students to work with Chicano and Latino populations in many industries, including:

  • business
  • education (administration and teaching)
  • film, media and the arts
  • law
  • local, state and national government agencies
  • nonprofit organizations
  • public affairs
  • public health
  • public policy and administration
  • social work

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Social and Human Service Assistants

  • Growth: 8.6%
  • Median Salary*: 38520
  Bright Outlook

Writers and Authors

  • Growth: 3.7%
  • Median Salary*: 73150

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: 49230


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 3.4%
  • Median Salary*: 48090

Social and Community Service Managers

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
  Bright Outlook

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

  • Growth: 5.3%
  • Median Salary*: 50820
  Bright Outlook

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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