The Joint Degree in Public Administration and Latin American Studies is an ideal option for students wishing to go into non-profit or public sector work with a focus on Latin America. The degree will be granted upon the completion of a minimum of 60 units in Public Administration and Latin American Studies and related fields and by meeting the minimum Portuguese and Spanish language requirements. The requirements are summarized as follows:
LAS Joint Pogram Requirements:
3 units for LAS 500 – Introduction to Latin American Studies
15 units in primary discipline or thematic area
9 units public administration courses with assignments focusing on Latin America
Language requirement met by Spanish 330 and Portuguese 305 or Spanish 251 and Portuguese 325 or equivalency exam.
6 units to be completed through:
3 units for independent research with major paper focusing on Latin America or 3 units of elective LAS coursework, plus 3 units of internship which can substitute for 3 units of the MPA internship.
____ 36 units total
PA Joint Program Requirements:
· 18 units first year requirements
· 6 units of Practicum
· 6 units of internship (of which 3 units are substituted by the LAS/MA internship)
______30 units total