Bachelor of Arts Program

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The B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers undergraduate students the ability to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and understanding of the region. The program is available on campus or fully online. Requirements for the B.A. are as follows:

University requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • University Core Curriculum (general education)
  • Global Learning
  • Major, including a 2.0 or better in all required and elective courses
  • A 2.0 GPA overall

Required Core Course (6 credits)

  • Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean

Required distribution (24 credits)

  • International Political Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean (9 credits)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Cultures (9 credits)
  • Main concentration (6 credits with the same or related prefixes)

Language requirements (6 credits)

  • Two semesters in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or French
  • Lower division (1000/2000) courses do not count towards the B.A. language requirements.
  • Two upper division language courses (3000/4000). Students must achieve intermediate proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or French. To meet pre-requisites of these upper division courses, students may successfully test out of these lower division courses.
  • Students who test out of language courses must still take two 3000/4000 language courses.

For more information, please call LACC at 305-348-2894.

On campus program - Apply here Spring 2018 courses (In Person)
Fully online program - Apply here Spring 2018 courses (Online)

A BA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies means:

Career opportunities in:

Government Agencies Financial Industry Public Relations/Marketing
Cultural Affairs Social Services Non-Profit Organization
Environmental Firms FBI/CIA Translation/Interpretation
K-12 Education Disaster Assistance Consumer Advocacy

Advanced degree options:

MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies International Business Sociology/Anthropology
Politics and International Relations Economics History
Environmental Science Law Religion

Contact:

Keaton Lora, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
kelora@fiu.edu
305-348-4580
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00PM-4:00PM
*Appointment upon request

Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center
lacc@fiu.edu
305-348-2894