The academic field of Chicana/o Studies developed at LMU over thirty years ago. It examines and investigates the lives, histories, and cultures of Mexican-origin people living in the United States.
Chicana/o Studies developed in the context of the Civil Rights movements of the late 1960s and has become an area of study recognized both nationally and internationally. The department's academic strengths lie in history, anthropology, political science, and literature, as well as in feminist, cultural, and media studies.
Students majoring or minoring in Chicana/o Studies will be prepared to participate in a diversifying society, one in need of expertise about racial, ethnic, economic, political, and social differences. Our graduates are committed to the mission of the University, including the promotion of justice.