What we offer

Our Latino Culture, Economy and Policy degree will provide you with the foundation you need to examine the culture, history, economics, policy/politics, language, literature, sociology, anthropology, economics and creative accomplishments of Hispanics/Latinos.

You will be taught by an interdisciplinary group of faculty who will guide you through curriculum specifically designed to give you a competitive edge when applying for future career opportunities.

A degree in Latino Culture, Economy and Policy will prepare you for key positions in:

  • Educational institutions
  • Federal, state and local government agencies
  • Graduate school or law school
  • Non-government organizations
  • Private industry

We offer three Undergraduate Research Fellowships annually that are designed to reflect your unique interests, as well as foster work that is integrated into the faculty mentor’s ongoing research.

As a Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies Undergraduate Research Fellow, you will receive a stipend and be required to successfully complete two semesters of research. Learn more at lmas.unt.edu/fellowship.

Multiple events are sponsored and co-sponsored by our program annually to promote community engagement and increase an awareness and knowledge of the Latina/o diaspora. Annually, we invite distinguished lecturers and artists to present their research and/or creative works. Some previous presenters include: Julian Castro, Dolores Huerta, Sandra Luz Lopez Barroso and John Valdez. Visit lmas.unt.edu/news for information on upcoming events.

What to expect

In addition to the University core curriculum, you must complete all the classes and electives required by the program. All required courses provide a foundation for understanding the socio-economic and political experiences of Latinas/os in the United States. The elective tracks deepen students’ knowledge of Latinas/os in the areas of culture and humanities such as: policy and politics or country of origins study. The Latino Culture, Economy and Policy degree consists of 30 hours including:

  • 12 hours of required courses
  • 12 hours of courses in at least two of the three elective areas: culture and humanities; policy and politics; or country of origins study
  • 6 hours dedicated to an internship and/or senior research paper