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What other majors or minors match well with the BA in CHLX?

Half or more are double majors, or take on a couple minors. The CHLX major includes courses from English, Spanish, Political Science, Art History and Sociology, making these ideal programs for a minor or a second major. Psychology, Social Work, Education, and Nutrition & Food Science also are good areas for a secondary concentration. 

What is rewarding about the CHLX major for Chicanx/Latinx students?

One CHLX major says, “It is so rewarding to find out more about my heritage: all the Latinx history that had been left out of textbooks; powerful Chicanx/Latinx short stories and poetry; the Chicano movement that started changing everything from the educational system to treatment of migrant workers!” Another adds, “It’s really fulfilling to finally know the facts about all the contributions and advances made by Latinx communities, despite historic and present injustices.” A third student enthuses, “What makes this so rewarding for me is getting the tools to fight back against injustice and to uplift Latinx voices!” 

How does it feel to be a CHLX major? Quote from a CHLX major:

It feels great to be in classes where Latinx students are the majority! I feel empowered to make a difference in the Latinx community, even if that is just correcting stereotypes and language that I hear others use. It’s exciting, thrilling even, to think that if I want to, I can actually be a part of social change. I feel so proud to be Latinx!”  

Do I have to be an activist if I sign up for this major?

No, although you will learn about activism and how to be an ally. Lots of students just want to understand more about the almost majority population in California, to take this knowledge into their field of choice. Plenty of Latinx students just want to learn more about their heritage!