About CLAS

 The Center for Latin American Studies (LAS) at the University of Arizona is within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).  LAS hosts an outstanding faculty with particular strengths in Mexico, Brazil, Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Women’s Studies. With over 140 affiliated faculty and more than 120 courses, the program offers BA and MA degrees, along with a PhD minor.  MA students have the option of completing joint degrees with Public Administration, Public Health or Law.

  • LAS has funding from the U.S. Department of Education as a Title VI outreach center which has allowed for the expansion of the undergraduate programs and commnuity outreach with students from k-12.
  • LAS is funded to be a Foreign Language and Area Studies Program, maintaining its competitive status in relation to the nation’s top Latin American Studies programs.
  • The BA and MA degrees offer students flexibility through a multi-disciplinary focus, feature award-winning faculty, and are anchored within a strong and personable advising framework.




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