Undergraduate students studying abroad in Guatemala

The  Latin American Studies academic programs are designed to provide a balanced curriculum in the history, culture, and society of Latin America for students desiring a  broad interdisciniplary 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 but not limited to:

  • Documentary film-making
  • Journalism
  • Teaching (both K-16 and University levels)
  • Medical professions
  • Foreign service
  • Humanitarian aid and nonprofit work
  • Law
  • Consulting work


The Center for Latin American Studies offers Undergraduate Minor, B.A. and M.A. degrees.  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.

Also available: Certificate in Caribbean Studies:

Please click on the PDFs below for detailed program information.

Contact Colin Deeds ( with inquiries about the graduate programs and undergraduate academic advisor for questions about the undergraduate program.

File LAS M.A. & Ph.D. Minor15.34 KB
File LAS B.A. Program15.61 KB
File LAS Minor12.5 KB

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