Latina/Latino Studies


What is Latina/Latino Studies?

Latina/Latino Studies is an interdisciplinary major focused on the study of Latin American origin populations in the United States. Your coursework will contain multiple approaches to your studies, including research, theory, analysis, writing, and media influence on the Latina/Latino experience. Core coursework will be taken from three categories: literature, media, and culture; race, gender, and sexuality; and history, politics, and society. You’ll ultimately acquire the analytical and writing skills necessary to be an active and successful participant in the United States’ multiracial, multicultural democracy.

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


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


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