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Latina/Latino Studies

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What is Latina/Latino Studies?

This is an interdisciplinary major that studies Latin American origin populations in the United States. In our program, students learn through both research and theory. Students also study media influence on the Latina/Latino experience. Core coursework is taken from three categories. The first category is Literature, Media, and Culture. The second category is Race, Gender, and Sexuality. The third category is History, Politics, and Society. With this degree, you will gain necessary analytical and writing skills. Students learn to become active and successful participants in the multiracial, multicultural United States.

Career Options

  • Applied health
  • Business
  • Community activism
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Social work

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

47% employed after graduation

32% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: Teach for America, Strategy Lending Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Women's Resource Center

Sample grad school destinations: DePaul University, College of Law, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1440 SAT Score

3.20 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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