Undergraduate Major Details

Chicana/Chicano Studies

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Chicana/Chicano Studies major is in the College of Letters and Science.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
CEA C'E' Florentine Mercy Ambulance Service
Child Family Health International
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
National Hispana Leadership Institute
U.S. Department of Education
UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UCDMC Cardiology Davis Tower 6
UCDMC Child Life

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 34 11 32.4%
2013-14 57 11 19.3%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-14 36.8% 36.8% 15.8% 10.5%
2014-15 38.9% 44.4% 11.1% 5.6%
2015-17 35.0% 25.0% 35.0% 5.0%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
City Year Sacramento Corps Member
Compton Unified School District Program Leader
SBM Site Services Human Resources
University of California, Berkeley Intern
University of California, Davis Office Coordinator
University of California, Davis Research Assistant

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-15 $29,000 $28,000
2015-17 $34,400 $28,000