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As the significance of Mexican American culture grows in the United States, familiarity with the culture is becoming increasingly important for those who would pursue professional careers. An emphasis in Mexican American Studies can make you highly marketable in fields as diverse as international business, marketing, publishing, nursing, social work, law enforcement and advertising. 

Many students at UNC have successfully combined a major in various academic areas with a major or a minor in Mexican American Studies, enhancing their employment opportunities while developing their cultural sensitivity.