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Chicano and Latino Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: Luis Arroyo

Department Office: Faculty Offices (FO) 3-300
Telephone: (562) 985-4644

Faculty: Luis Arroyo, Juan Benitez, Antonia Garcia-Orozco, Jose Lopez (Emeritus), Jose Moreno, Rigoberto Rodriguez, Anna Sandoval, Victor Rodriguez, Clarissa Rojas

Department Secretary: Esperanza Contreras

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to the academic advisor.

Academic Advisor: Anna Sandoval

Career Possibilities

Social Scientist • Archivist • Social Worker • Journalist • Counselor • Teacher • Public Relations Consultant • Law • Community Organizer • School Administrator, Linguist • Parole Officer • Probation Officer • Editor • Writer • Urban/Regional Planner • Public Policy Administrator • Foreign Policy Officer • Researcher (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


Chicano and Latino Studies courses are designed to train students to work effectively in multicultural settings, to enhance their analytical and technological skills, and to provide them a profound understanding of the Chicano and Latino experiences in the United States. The department offers programs to serve the interests and goals of (1) those entering a variety of occupations; (2) teachers, counselors, administrators; (3) majors in other fields such as history, sociology, psychology, economics, literature, anthropology, who wish to include additional scope to their field of study.