Undergraduate students studying abroad in Guatemala

The  Latin American Studies academic programs are designed to provide a balanced curriculum in the history, culture, and society of Latin America for students desiring a  broad interdisciniplary education. Faculty members have particular expertise in border issues, Brazil, Mexico, and Central America, and students are able to take a wide range of courses across departments. Fieldwork, study abroad, internships, foreign language acquisition, and community engagement are strongly encouraged. Graduates from the department have gone into a variety of careers, including but not limited to:

-Documentary film-making


-Teaching (both K-16 and University levels)

-Medical professions

-Foreign service

-Humanitarian aid and nonprofit work


-Consulting work


The Center for Latin American Studies offers Undergraduate Minor, B.A. and M.A. degrees.  The M.A. can be completed as part of a Juris Doctorate, Public Administration, Public Health or Journalism dual degree.  The Center also offers a Ph.D. minor in Latin American Studies.

Also available: Certificate in Caribbean Studies:

Please click on the PDFs below for detailed program information.

Contact Colin Deeds ( with inquiries about the graduate programs, and Monica Barrera with inquiries about the undergraduate programs (

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