Chicana-Chicano Studies

CSUN Chicana/o Studies Students

Academic Advisement

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department helps students select the program (Major, Double Major, Minor) and courses that best satisfy their individual needs and interests.

For Department of Chicana/o Studies advising, please contact our office at (818) 677-2734 or via email at to schedule an appointment.  

CHS Undergraduate Advisors: 

  • Rosa RiVera Furumoto, EdD
  • Theresa Montaño, EdD

CHS Graduate Advisor:

  • Melisa Galván, Ph.D.

The College of Humanities (COH) Student Services Center/EOP reviews students' progress to ensure that the requirements of a major or minor in Chicana/o Studies are fulfilled.  Call (818) 677-4784 or (818) 677-4767 to schedule an appointment with the COH Student Services Center/EOP

Chicana/o Studies Writing Center

To support students' writing needs, the Department has a Writing Center open to students daily.  A computer lab and tutorial support are available Monday-Friday.

Location:  Jerome Richfield (JR) 142    |     Phone: (818) 677-7881


The interdisciplinary nature of our undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chicana/o Studies prepares students for work in a wide range of fields. Our students find employment in areas such as education, community and social services, law, government, counseling, probation, and business.  In addition, Chicana/o Studies provides our students with many pathways for graduate work in areas that include Education, History, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Studies, Law and the Arts.

Clubs and Societies

The Department of Chicana/o Studies was established through the combined effort of students and faculty in the 1960s.  For this reason, it has always shared a special relationship with Chicana/o student organizations at CSUN.  The principal student organization that has coexisted and developed parallel to the department is El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA).  MEChA is the umbrella organization for various groups, subcommittees and a number of special ad-hoc committees such as Aztlan Graduation, Raza Transfer Day, and Raza Youth Conference.  MEChA often serves as an advisory organization to the department, as student input has always been crucial to the planning and implementation of departmental activities.