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

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

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Are you interested in health equity? 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.

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Program Description

The BA 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 transborder community development and health concentration, students focus their learning on the health inequalities and issues affecting these communities. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the places where people live, play, work and heal, and their health and well-being. Students also learn how to design, implement and evaluate community-based health programs.

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 transborder community development and health concentration prepares students for careers in several fields, such as:

  • 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

The program also equips students with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for graduate work in professional fields such as law and medicine.

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. Students can deepen their understanding of transborder influences and observe the ways that societies in other countries approach health, while acquiring the heightened cultural competency and critical thinking and communication skills that will enhance their resumes. Each of the more than 300 Global Education program options provides an opportunity for students to develop a valuable skill set that can give them an advantage in their career and personal enrichment. Whether in a foreign country, in the U.S. or online, Global Education programs encourage students to build communication skills, challenge them to adapt and persevere, expose them to differences across the world and increase their ability to work with diverse groups of people.

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