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Welcome To Chicano & Latino Studies

CHLS Partners with LBUSD for the High Schools’ Ethnic Studies Program - Fall 2015
Cuba Spring 2015 Transnational Experience
Cuba Spring 2015 Transnational Experience
La Catedral de La Habana
Pre-departure meeting for Cuba Spring 2015

Apply to CHLS at CSULB

Freshman Application and Admission

Transfer Students: Undergraduate Admission Policy

Want to graduate in four years?

Major in Chicano and Latino Studies.

Four-year graduation plan guarantee…

Chicano and Latino Studies offers a range of relevant courses taught by expert faculty with guaranteed offerings of all required courses and guaranteed space for majors.  At a time when the average time-to-graduation at CSULB exceeds six years, Chicano and Latino Studies offers one of your only sure bets.

 Our Courses:

A sample of our course offerings include:

Chicano History, Chicano/Latino Thought and Action, Latino Population in the United States, Wealth and Poverty in Latino Communities, Ethnic Experience in the U.S., Asian and Latino Immigration Since WWII, Critical Issues in Chicano/Latino Studies, Latino Education in the U.S., Central American and Caribbean Peoples in California, Latinas/os Law and Public Policy, Chicano/Latino Literature, Street Gangs, The Latino Transnational Experience.

Our Faculty:

Our faculty are leading and emerging scholars in the areas of history, literature, political science, community organizing, educationsociology, film, music and popular culture.  Please click here to view our faculty bio page.

The Degree:

Department alumni have gone on to careers in education, research, the visual and performing arts, public relations, social work, community organizing and leadership, law, public relations and international affairs.  Many go on to earn advanced degrees (namely JDs, Mas, MDs, MFAs, MSWs and Ph.D.s), either in Chicano Latino Studies or in more mainstream disciplines (e.g. History, Political Science, Sociology, etc.)

Not ready to major?  Earn a CHLS minor with only six classes!

For additional information, please call 562-985-4644 and speak to Michelle Seales, Department Coordinator, about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jose Moreno, Chair of CHLS.  Or better yet, stop by the CHLS main office (FO3-300) to introduce yourself and we will make time to counsel you on the possibilities of tailoring the program to your academic and future work interests.


Department Chair: Jose F. Moreno Ed.D.
Location: FO3-313
Office Hours: Mon, Tue & Wed 11:00-12:00 p.m., and by appointment.
Phone: (562) 985-2093
Fax: (562) 985-4631

Academic Advising

College of Liberal Arts Advising Center
The ATLAS Network

Summer 2015 Hours

Monday – Thursday
a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9am – Noon & 1pm – 4pm

Office: PH1-104
Phone: (562) 985-7804

Drop-In Advising

Students will be assisted on a first come, first served basis.

Monday & Thursday
 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Please consult our website for the drop-in advising schedule as it changes due to our commitment at the SOAR program.
  • College of Liberal Arts students can schedule individual appointments to see an advisor. Please contact ATLAS for more information.
  • New CLA Freshman and Transfer students entering CSULB for Fall 2015 will be advised at SOAR.

If necessary, an advisor may also schedule an individual appointment for you to address additional specific or complex issues and concerns.