College of Liberal Arts
UTEP’s location offers a key perspective in the study of the U.S.’s Hispanic populations. The online Bachelor of Arts in Chicano Studies program emphasizes the dynamics of the U.S.-Mexico border, so students experience a unique view on topics like immigration patterns and their impact on various sectors of industry, government and society.
Students learn by assisting lawyers, participating in community development initiatives and working in agencies
UTEP works with the Inter-University Program for Latino Research to help students access graduate programs
Students can also pursue the degree in a traditional, in-person format
Irma Montelongo, Ph.D., is the online program coordinator for Chicano Studies. She is a three-time UTEP graduate with a doctorate in borderland studies, and has been recognized as an outstanding teacher by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
Chicano Studies graduates can pursue careers in community development programs, teaching, law enforcement or binational entities. They also will be prepared to start graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, law and public policy.