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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

85% employed or continuing education

55% employed after graduation

26% attending graduate school

4% volunteering

$36,509 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Family Health Network, City Year View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 30 ACT score

1170 - 1450 SAT score

3.26 - 3.80 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

94% freshman retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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