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Torn between your desire for a great education and your commitment to community issues? Here’s a course that lets you do both

Born out of the civil-rights movement, the Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver is rooted in community and offers degrees you can’t get anywhere else in Colorado. Through our degrees, you’ll have access to a rich selection of events and internships to enhance your professional career. We’ll take you on an immersive journey through history to discover Chicana/o culture and examine the impact it has had in today’s society.   

As a Chicana/o Studies major, you’ll also dissect many of the problems that Latina/o communities face in these tumultuous times and come up with practical solutions. Students at Denver’s South, West and North High Schools can enroll concurrently to get a head start on their college careers. Your experiences outside the classroom will help you develop a deep sense of community and give you an intimate view of where and how you can help effectively. Our program is rooted in social justice, and we’re proud to share the same core values as MSU Denver’s leadership.  

A degree in this social science provides you with an intellectual and professional foundation to succeed in any career path. A concentration in Cultural Studies pairs well with art-related fields, and a teaching licensure will help get your foot in the door if you want to teach. Our grads have also been accepted into graduate programs and law schools throughout the country. No matter what road you choose to run, the Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver is a great place to start your marathon.

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“MSU Denver molded my psyche, identity and worldview in a profound and unforgettable way. I gained a sense of cultural pride and philosophies that still guide a lot of my work today. If it wasn’t for MSU Denver, I wouldn’t be the person I am today – period.”

Bobby LeFebre, Chicana/o Studies alumn

Internationally recognized spoken-word artist

Career prospects…

Here’s where a B.A. in Chicana/o Studies might take you:
Politics, law, government, social services, business, education, politics, journalism, education and the arts.

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“Our graduates have gone on to some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate schools – and many of them now have successful careers in the public and private sectors. We take great pride in providing a culturally relevant education that reflects the Latina/o experience.”

Dr. Ramon Del Castillo

Department Chair

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Campus Location:
Rectory Building
1156 9th Street
Denver, CO 80217

Mailing Address:
Campus Box 41
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Our Partners

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The Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver is proud of its partnership with the History Colorado Center.