Chicano & Latino Studies Program

Portland State University's Chicano/Latino Studies program is dedicated to helping students understand multicultural society and in particular the Chicano/Latino community within a larger social context. Chicano/Latino Studies is the interdisciplinary study of social, cultural, political, economic, and historical forces that have shaped the development of the people of Mexico and other Latin American countries in the United States over the last 300 years.

COVID-19 Update: Our office in Parkmill 150 is physically closed, but we are still here to help you. You can email our office staff at and starting Sept. 28, stop by our Virtual Front Desk on Zoom, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Earn a Certificate or Minor

The minor or the certificate in Chicano/Latino studies is a valuable asset for individuals preparing to work in fields and professions that place a premium on effectively reaching out to Latino individuals and communities.

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Your tax-deductible gift goes toward providing opportunities for our students.