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Undergraduate Major and Minor

Undergraduate programs in Latin American Studies are part of the International and Area Studies Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP). While they are administratively separate from the Latin American Institute, we work closely with International and Area Studies to support Latin American Studies majors and minors. 

The major and minor are ideal for students who want to focus their studies on the culture and society of Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andes, Brazil, and the Southern Cone.

 The Latin American Studies Major consists of 6 preparation courses, the language requirement, and 12 upper division classes. Students in the major have options to study abroad, participate in research, and complete internships associated with their major. Some students choose to double-major with other programs on campus, and several choose to add a minor.

The Latin American Studies Minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major with concerted study of the history, culture, and society of Latin America from an interdisciplinary and modern perspective. 

For detailed information about both the major and the minor, visit the site of the Latin American Studies undergraduate program.