B.A. in Mexican American Studies
Purpose of Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Mexican American Studies is an interdisciplinary program integrating Mexican American studies with a specific liberal arts discipline. Majors are required to complete 39 semester credit hours from a prescribed program of study that must include 18 semester credit hours from one of nine concentrations: Anthropology; Communities, Families, and Children; History; Interdisciplinary Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies; Nonprofit Management; Political Science; Sociology; or Spanish.
The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the 120 hours must be upper-division. A maximum of 66 community college semester credit hours may be applied to this program. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.
Mexican American Studies majors are encouraged to select a double major in the 39-semester-hour content of their concentration (i.e., Anthropology, Bicultural Bilingual Studies, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish).
Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mexican American Studies must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements; however, if these courses are taken to satisfy both requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.
- ANT 2033 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences.
- ENG 2213, ENG 2383, or ENG 2423 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Language, Philosophy and Culture.
- MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts.
- BBL 2003, BBL 2243, or SOC 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- ANT 2053 or ANT 2063 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement under the Component Area Option.
For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.
Students who complete the program and graduate from the university will be prepared to enter graduate school or pursue a career as an educator, researcher, community leader or community advocate.
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