Why major in Latin American Studies?


Latin American Studies is extremely proud of its innovative, bold and conscientious students.  If you choose to major in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, you’ll be getting a chance to work with internationally renowned Latin American scholars near a politically-charged border town. LAS offers a wide variety of courses and encourages close relationshipspicture of students attending a Border Studies class between faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students.  

Our students have found our interdisciplinary liberal arts program, with emphasis on community engagement, foreign language acquisition, and international relations, to be excellent preparation for a variety of careers. Graduates have gone on to become lawyers, physicians, politicians, journalists, academics, artists and humanitarian aid workers, just to name a few.

We offer our students a wide variety of financial support as well, including aid for internships and research and departmental scholarships. We are happy to answer any questions you have about our program.

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