About LAS

 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, with initial funding from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant, established an outreach & resource center which allowed for the expansion of, undergraduate programs, graduate study and commnuity outreach - including educational materials & support for K-12 teachers & students.
  • LAS, with funding from the Tinker Foundation, offers Graduate Field Research Grants for summer fieldwork in Latin America..
  • 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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