About CLAS



The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Arizona is within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. We host 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, Journalism, Public Health or Law.


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

  • 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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