The Chicana/o Studies Program was developed in response to the educational needs of Mexican American and Latino students attending Oxnard College. The program is designed to provide students with an awareness of the social, historical, psychological, and cultural realities of the Chicana/o in American society. An interdisciplinary program, Chicana/o Studies courses offer a Chicana/o perspective within the traditional disciplines of Sociology, History, Psychology, and Anthropology. The major mission of the Chicana/o Studies Program is to provide a curriculum of study that will help students understand and appreciate Chicana/o culture. Offering both an Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer and a local Associate in Arts Degree, students who are interested in pursuing this course of study are encouraged to complete both degree patters in order to ensure the ability to transfer to a university to complete a four year degree in the discipline.