Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Major Requirements

Lower Division (4 courses):

  • Ethnic Studies 10AC
  • Ethnic Studies 11AC
  • Completion of two additional elective courses from Chicano Studies 20, 40, 50, or 70

Upper Division (8 courses):

  • Ethnic Studies 101A & 101B
  • Ethnic Studies 103
  • Completion of four elective courses from Chicano Studies 110, 130, 133, 135A, 135B, 135C, 141, 142, 143, 148, 149, 150A, 150B, 152, 159, 161, 163, 165, 172, 174, 176, 179, 180, 180AC, or an approved course from EAP or another department
  • Chicano Studies 197 (4 units total)

Honors Program

The Chicano Studies program provides an option leading to the B.A. degree with honors. Students must have senior standing; a 3.5 University GPA; and a 3.5 GPA in the major. The honors thesis consists of a 6-unit research project (Chicano Studies H195A & H195B). The faculty will establish criteria and grade the project. For more information, see the Chicano Studies adviser in 532 Barrows Hall.

 

Minor Requirements

- All courses taken for the Chicano Studies Minor must be taken for a letter grade

- An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applied to the minor program

- At least three of the courses must be completed at U.C. Berkeley

- Only one course can be used to overlap between major(s) and minor requirements

Upper Division (5 Courses)

Five courses from: Chicano Studies 110, 130, 133, 135A, 135B, 135C, 141, 142, 143, 148, 149, 150A, 150B, 152, 159, 161, 163, 165, 172, 174, 176, 179, 180, 180AC (Note: Students may also use one approved course from EAP or another department)