Nov 29, 2023
Students are strongly encouraged to pursue a double major and can take the Chicano Studies either as a primary or secondary major. Chicano Studies majors and double majors are required to see a CLAS advisor during their first semester on campus.
Major Requirements (33 units)
Lower-Division Requirements (6 units)
Upper-Division Requirements (21 units)
Political and Economic Issues:
Community Service/Senior Project:
Approved Electives (6 units)
Consult your advisor.
Other Degree Requirements
In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:
- American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
- General Education Requirements (48 units)
- Multicultural and International (MI)
- Upper-division Writing
- Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.
A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .
Total Units: 120*
*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. These courses include CLAS 9 in G.E. C1, and CLAS 3 or CLAS 5 in G.E. D2. See advisor for details.
- Contact the department chair or CLAS advisor for list of approved electives. A maximum of 3 units from CLAS 106 , CLAS 107 , CLAS 108 , CLAS 145S , and CLAS 180T can be used to fulfill 3 units of electives, but students must secure proper and final approval from the department chair or CLAS advisor.
- Consult your advisor or the Schedule of Courses to determine what CLAS courses also meet General Education requirements.
- If the Chicano studies major is taken as a second major, CLAS courses taken to complete General Education Integration requirements also can be used to satisfy major requirements.
- Chicano studies majors are not permitted to take CLAS courses by CR/NC grading (unless the courses are only offered on that basis).
- General Education and elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see double major or other departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator or faculty advisor for further information.
- Students who are planning to do graduate work in Chicano or Latin American studies are advised to study Spanish and/Portuguese.