BA Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies (Transborder Community Development and Health)

Are you interested in health equity? In this concentration, you learn about the social determinants of health, the pressing health issues experienced by the Chicano and Latino community, and how to advocate for and work with local and transborder communities.

Program Description

The BA degree program in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies focuses on the political, cultural, economic, sociological, historical, psychological and artistic experiences of Mexican-origin and Latino populations in the United States and the U.S.-Mexico transborder region. Students understand the complexities of the Chicano and Latino experience on the U.S.-Mexico border and beyond, with implications for other border communities around the world.

In the transborder community development and health concentration, students focus their learning on the health inequalities and issues affecting Mexican-origin, Chicano and Latino communities. Students also develop an understanding of the relationship between the places where people live, play, work and heal and the impact they have on people's health and well-being. Overall, students are able to design, implement and evaluate community-based health programs.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Concurrent degree admission requirements:

Freshman applicants must meet all of the following standards:

  1. 3.75 minimum ABOR GPA
  2. no English competency deficiencies
  3. 1040 SAT Reasoning or 22 ACT score

Transfer Options

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Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

ASU students who would like to change their majors to the concurrent program with journalism and mass communication must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in 12 or more credit hours of ASU courses that can be used to satisfy the Cronkite School's nonelective general studies requirements.

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Career Outlook

The transborder community development and health concentration equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for graduate work in professional fields such as law and medicine, as well as entry-level positions in:

  • education (administration and teaching)
  • local, state and national public and private health services
  • 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. Career examples include but are not limited to:


  • Growth: 16.4%
  • Median Salary*: $33,120
  Bright Outlook

Behavioral Health Specialist

  • Growth: 8.3%
  • Median Salary*: $61,980

Community Health Worker

  • Growth: 18.1%
  • Median Salary*: $38,370
  Bright Outlook

Human Behavior Researcher

  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: $46,000

Medical Social Worker

  • Growth: 20.1%
  • Median Salary*: $54,870
  Bright Outlook

Social Services Director

  • Growth: 18.0%
  • Median Salary*: $64,100
  Bright Outlook

Social Worker

  • Growth: 14.2%
  • Median Salary*: $44,380
  Bright Outlook

Substance Abuse Social Worker

  • Growth: 19.3%
  • Median Salary*: $43,250
  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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Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs.

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