The Department of Chicana/o Studies is currently conducting business virtually & by phone.

For general inquires please contact us at or 530-752-2421, M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m (PT).

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Chicana/o Studies courses examine the historical and contemporary social, political, and ideological forces which shape Chicana/Chicano culture and identity. Students can choose to fulfill the requirements for either a minor in Chicana/Chicano Studies or a major in Chicana/Chicano Studies leading to a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Letters & Science. 

Students who Major in Chicana/o Studies engage with content that broadens their understanding for future work in education, health services, cultural studies, public service and advocacy, research and graduate study, publishing, art, communications, social sciences and political sciences.

Students interested in pre-med and pre-law have sufficient flexibility with elective units to pursue a double major or a minor in Chicana/o Studies alongside their field of study.

See the following documents for more information: