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Chicana and Latina Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Chicana and Latina Studies program of Loyola Marymount University centers on the study of key historical and contemporary issues that impact Mexican-origin and other US Latina/o communities as well as their unique influence in the United States.
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The Chicana and Latina Studies program of Loyola Marymount University is committed to engage students in a transformative education that promotes a critical understanding of the complex and intersecting systems of power and privilege that have historically shaped Chicana/o and Latina/o communities in the US.

We foster a socially and intellectually engaged environment that prepares students as leaders in a society that is increasingly diverse, and which requires expertise bout racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality, political, and social differences.

Why Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies?

You gain a broad education. Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at LMU includes several fields: Literature and Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, Education, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Media Studies. The skills you acquire provide the flexibility to work in almost any field.

You gain a competitive edge. In today’s global economy, you need a broader awareness of the world and expertise in questions of diversity. Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies provides you with a competitive edge, preparing you for meaningful and critical interactions with diverse populations--both locally and globally.

You learn about yourself and your community. An interdisciplinary academic focus encourages you to dig deeper, to challenge your understanding of people, cultures, places and events and uncover new information. We encourage self-reflection, and support life-long education and foster commitment to working for social justice, not just talking about it.

Is This Major Right For You?

You might be a Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies major if you:

  • Appreciate multiculturalism and diversity
  • Are interested in government or politics
  • Enjoy studying literature, art, and popular culture
  • Enjoy both service and research
  • Seek social change

About Our Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in fields such as literature, media, political science, and history, and they focus on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class. They teach courses that take students to Sacramento and to Mexico City, as well as into local classrooms, as well as direct LMU’s Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles. Our faculty are enthusiastic teachers, active researchers, and published scholars who are often called upon to provide expert analysis and commentary on current events.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies
  • Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Methods
  • Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o History
  • Race Relations
  • Politics of Immigration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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