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Chicana Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Camarillo, CA, United States
As a Chicana Studies major at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), you'll receive an international, multicultural, interdisciplinary and community service-oriented education focused on you – one that prepares you for success as a global citizen in the 21st century.
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California State University Channel Islands is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning and our Chicana Studies program is no exception. You will take courses across a broad range of disciplines, subjects, enjoy opportunities for international study, and apply your knowledge to meaningful community service-learning projects that benefit local Mexican-origin and Latino/a communities.

You'll investigate the multi-dimensional culture of the Chicana/o and Latino/a community in the U.S., closely examining current and past experiences of Chicanas/os and Latina/os whose origins exist south of the U.S./Mexican and U.S./Caribbean border, and gain a solid and critical understanding of the history, sociocultural issues, transborder processes, and political economic forces affecting Chicano/a-/Latino/a communities.

Top careers include:

  • Social Worker
  • School/College Counselor
  • Community Activist/Organizer
  • Nonprofit Outreach Manager/Director
  • Latino Marketing Specialist
  • International Human Rights Official
  • Health Care Professional
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Attorney/Legal Assistant
  • Translator/interpreter

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: 
  • Research Methods in Chicana/o Studies 
  • Theoretical Foundations of Chicana/o Studies 
  • Peoples And Cultures Of Latin America And The Caribbean 
  • History of Colonial Latin America 
  • History of Modern Latin America
  • Film of the Hispanic World 

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

  • Semester at CI Application Packet 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $250.00
  • Bank Statement – you must show a minimum of $15,400.00 for one semester
  • English Proficiency Score 
  • Passport Copy
  • Course Request Form for Semester at CI 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Instructions on how to submit credit card payment is here.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6802 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6802 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6802 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Camarillo

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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