College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Center for Mexican American Studies > Mexican American Studies Minor
The minor in Mexican American Studies conveys the broad, deep and rich experiences of Mexican Americans in the U.S. and prepares students to better understand the history, culture, folklore, literature, social issues, political behavior and other realities of the Mexican American population.
A minor in Mexican American Studies is important in that it improves the decision making in a number of fields such as public administration, law, politics, public education, artistic institutions, psychology, and a host of other professions. A minor in this field will become even more important as the population of Chicanos and Latinos increases throughout the state and nation.
A minor in Mexican American Studies requires a minimum of 15 hours, with a minimum of six hours from the Social Sciences section and six hours from the Liberal Arts section. Nine of the 15 hours must be in residence. Also, nine hours must be advanced, at least six of which must be in residence. A 2.00 minimum grade point average over all courses applied to the minor is required. “MAS” prefixed courses can be used in the social science category for the minor as well as in liberal arts.