Get your B.A. in Latin American Studies

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About the Major

Explore the languages, cultures, history, and politics of Latin America. The major emphasizes community engagement, foreign language acquisition, and international relations.

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Study environment and development issues in Latin America

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Learn about the gender and health on the border

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Explore the literature, music, and food of Latin American regions


This interdisciplinary liberal arts program will prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Translator
  • Foreign service officer
  • Historic preservationist
  • Nonprofit program director
  • International business
  • International journalist
  • Humanitarian aid workers
  • Politician


You take classes from internationally renowned Latin American scholars near a border town. LAS offers a wide variety of courses and encourages close relationships between faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Sample courses include:

  • LAS195A: The U.S.-Mexico Border: From Separation to Integration in a Globalizing World
  • LAS S204: Comparative Politics in the Age of Globalization
  • LAS230: Latin America: Food and Culture
  • LAS 280: Brazilian Identity: Class, Race, and Citizenship
  • LAS305A: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Allison Ewing-Cooper

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