Our 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:
- Documentary film-making
- Teaching (both K-16 and University levels)
- Medical professions
- Foreign service
- Humanitarian aid and nonprofit work
- 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.
As of Janurary 2017, CLAS is thrilled to offer a Certificate in Brazilian Studies. More details coming soon!