MAS is the study of the Mexican American experience. MAS majors and minors will take a wide range of courses in many disciplines to study the political, artistic, cultural, social and economic conditions and contributions of Mexican Americans, within a historical and contemporary context.
In today’s society such preparation is essential to students pursuing a variety of careers and who want to work effectively in and with Mexican American and Latin@ communities in almost any field. MAS students are able to apply this knowledge as professionals in many fields such as government, social services, community service, education, health, the arts, and mnay others, as well as to prepare for graduate studies, law school, medical school, and other advanced degrees.
MAS students have the opportunity to participate in the residential MAS Living Learning Community in Heritage Gall. Houseing scholarships are available. If interested, contact the Office of Residence Life for more information at www.utpa.edu/reslife or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mexican American Studies Program
College of Liberal Arts
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539-2999