Transborder Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies (U.S. and Mexican Regional Immigration Policy and Economy), BA

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  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general
  • Initial Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics

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Why do people migrate? Learn about migration trends from Latin America to the U.S., immigration issues and policies, and how Latino populations are politically mobilized at the local and national levels.

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Program Description

The BA program in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies focuses on the cultural, social, political, economic, historical, health-related and artistic experiences of Mexican-origin, Chicano and Latino populations in the United States and the U.S.--Mexico transborder region.

In the U.S. and Mexican regional immigration policy and economy concentration, students focus their studies on the growing political and economic influence of Latinos in the U.S. and the U.S.--Mexico region, considering relevant present-day topics such as:

  • border enforcement
  • demographic change
  • economic integration
  • globalization
  • immigration policy
  • international migration
  • regional development

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

Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 from a transfer institution.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site:

Change of Major Requirements

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

Students should refer to for information about how to change a major to this program.

Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:

Transborder Studies

Are you interested in immigration, migration and border issues in the U.S. or beyond? Do you want to work with border communities? This unique program is ideal preparation.

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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.

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Career Outlook

The U.S. and Mexican regional immigration policy and economy concentration prepares students for careers in several fields, such as:

  • education (administration and teaching)
  • local, state and national government agencies
  • nonprofit organizations
  • public affairs
  • public policy and administration
  • social work

The program also equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for graduate work in law and other fields.

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:

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

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the homelands of the Chicano and Latino cultures they are studying, with study abroad programs across Central America, Mexico and other Latin American countries, deepening their understanding of transborder influences and gaining a new perspective on international migration. The heightened cultural competency and critical thinking and communication skills that students acquire through study abroad are valued enhancements to students' resumes. More information on available programs can be found on the Global Education website.

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