Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, BA

At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • 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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Latinos make up 19% of the U.S. population, accounting for half of the population growth in the U.S. in the past decade. Become a changemaker in the Latino community and pursue your passions through many fields of study surrounding the transborder experience.

Program Description

The BA program in transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o studies challenges students to understand the intersections of identity, culture and community for Mexican-origin, Chicano and Latino populations in the United States and the U.S.--Mexico transborder region, with implications for other border communities around the world.

More specifically, students learn about the diversity of cultural, social, political, economic, historical, health-related and artistic experiences in these communities and develop tools for understanding borders and border communities worldwide. The curriculum focuses on growing the next generation of critical thinkers and changemakers who work toward improving the lives of Latinos, strengthening Latino and transborder communities, and honoring transborder knowledge.

In addition to reviewing the guidelines in the Concurrent Program Options section below, students interested in pursuing concurrent or second baccalaureate degrees in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are advised to visit The College's website for more information and requirements.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

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.

Website | Locations: TEMPE

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

Latinos are the country's second largest ethnic group behind white non-Hispanics. This program equips students to address the changing needs of Latinos in the U.S. by preparing graduates to become immigration lawyers, nonprofit leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, government employees, political activists, community organizers, advocates and artists. Career paths enhanced by this degree include:

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

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:

Social Workers, All Other

  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 61420
  Bright Outlook

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
  Bright Outlook

Counselors, All Other

  • Growth: 17.2%
  • Median Salary*: 43390
  Bright Outlook

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

  • Growth: 0.7%
  • Median Salary*: 61690

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs

  • Growth: 2.2%
  • Median Salary*: 49230


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

Artists and Related Workers, All Other

  • Growth: 3.4%
  • Median Salary*: 69760

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).

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

With more than 300 Global Education program opportunities available to them, transborder studies students are able to tailor their experience to their unique interests and skill sets. Whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, students build communication skills, learn to adapt and persevere, and are exposed to research and internships across the world, increasing their professional network.

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