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The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona is dedicated to providing the best education and services to our students. Our academic programs are designed to provide a balanced curriculum in the history, culture, and society of Latin America for students desiring a  broad interdisciplinary 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:

  • Documentary film-making

  • Journalism

  • Teaching (both K-12 and University level)

  • Medical professions

  • Foreign service

  • Humanitarian and nonprofit work

  • Law

  • Consulting work

We offer a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies. 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.

If you have questions about the undergraduate major or minor in Latin American Studies, contact the academic advisor. For questions about the graduate program, contact Colin Deeds.


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