Chicano and Latino Studies Mission

The department seeks to help students succeed in their University studies and prepare for professional careers. We offer students an outstanding curriculum on Chicanos and Latinos in the United States. The faculty helps students enhance their writing, speech, critical thinking, and computer skills. The department provides students with internships to assist community organizations, thereby gaining invaluable professional experience. The department provides students with scholarships to study in Mexico and Latin America, enabling students to improve their Spanish-language fluency, increase their knowledge of contemporary Latin American cultures and of the vital interrelationships between California’s Latino populations and their communities of origin. The education we offer students helps prepare them to assume leadership roles in our multicultural society and global economy.