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College of Arts & Sciences

Investigate the experiences and contributions of Latino/as in the United States and abroad with the Latino/a and Mexican American Studies (LMAS) program.

LMAS addresses topics such as:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Immigration
  • Civil rights

These topics include both historical and contemporary perspectives and draw on a variety of approaches, including:

  • Literature
  • History
  • Individual and interpersonal experiences
  • Performance
  • Policy analysis
  • Psychological research

Program Requirements

Overview of LMAS Minor

Overview of LMAS Certificate


Students in LMAS will receive instruction from interdisciplinary faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences and the university. LMAS courses draw on disciplines including, but not limited to, the areas of:

  • History
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Communications
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Education
  • Hispanic Studies

The courses provide you with broad knowledge about Latino/as frequently omitted from the common curriculum and centered in the experiences of Latino/as.


LMAS complements any degree and future career by providing students with a strong foundation in key workplace skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Perspective taking
  • Social and personal responsibility
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Cultural understanding

Additionally, LMAS prepares students to address societal changes that will occur as the state of Texas becomes a majority-minority state and continues to navigate its southern border.

LMAS prepares students to address some of the most crucial societal issues today:

  • Health policy
  • Justice and law reform
  • Civil rights
  • Labor and immigration practices