Areas of Study

Mexican American Studies

Do you hold a strong interest in the early origins, experiences and deeply-held traditions of Mexican Americans? If you’d like to uncover the history and heritage that has helped shape this community’s rich identity, then you may be interested in majoring in Mexican American Studies

UTSA’s Mexican American Program

At UTSA, the B.A. in Mexican American Studies draws upon the legacy of Mexican American history and activism to teach, research and analyze its cultural origins and experiences. You’ll learn to critically analyze the legal, economic and social conditions that foster marginalization within Mexican American communities, as well as study the cultural expressions of perseverance and resistance that challenge that oppression. Earning a B.A. in Mexican American Studies will enable you to pursue a career as an educator, researcher, community leader or social advocate, and can also serve as an avenue for further study in graduate school.

What You’ll Learn

Mexican American Studies majors have a large selection of nine concentrations that they can choose from to enhance their learning experience. The concentrations available are Anthropology, Literary and Cultural Studies, History, Communities-Familes-Children, Non-profit Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Spanish. Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor. Nearly 80% of MAS majors graduate with dual degrees—one in MAS and the other in a complementary field of their choice.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Marketable Skills


Student Spotlight

Matthew Hinojosa

Mexican American Studies & Anthropology Major

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