Program Overview

In the United States, societies are increasingly heterogeneous with Latinos emerging as vibrant ethnic communities. The population shift presents a critical need to build diversity awareness through an appreciation of multilingualism, multiculturalism, and thoughtful engagement. Chicana and Chicano Studies is also known as Mexican American Studies and is also one component of Latino Studies offered at other colleges and universities in the United States. A Chicana and Chicano Studies minor enhances student analytical, critical thinking, communication, cross-cultural competency, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Similar to other Ethnic Studies types programs, Chicana and Chicano Studies provides students with a grounding in social justice and community based advocacy.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies requires completing 18 credit hours, all of which can be completed in the online format.

Who is Eligible?

Students admitted to an undergraduate Accelerated Online Program and students otherwise interested in an undergraduate online education option are eligible for the minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies. Still, it is important to determine whether the minor is suitable. Interested students should connect with an academic advisor or reach out Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Program of Study

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

CCST 1110

Introduction to Comparative Global and Ethnic Societies


CCST 1125

Chicana-o Latina-o Musical Cultures and Expressions


CCST 2110

Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies


CCS 490

Advanced Seminar in Chicana and Chicano Studies


SPAN 2120

Spanish IV (Must be taken in residence at UNM)



Elective Courses in CCS/CCST





For elective courses, a student must choose 3 credit hours from one of the following course groups: ‘Chicanas and Chicanos as a Central Focus’, or ‘Chicana and Chicano-related Courses’. It is possible to complete the elective requirement in the online format. Current online CCS and CCST courses are displayed here.

Contact your advisor to plan your personal program of study.

At a Glance

Major Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Tuition: Regular tuition and fees apply


Website: Chicana and Chicano Studies
Phone: 505-277-6414