Bachelor of Arts Program
The B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers undergraduate students the ability to develop an interdisciplinary awareness and understanding of the region. Requirements for the B.A. are as follows:
- 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.
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|
|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|
Keaton Lora, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Office Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00PM-4:00PM
*Appointment upon request
Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center