The Latin American & Caribbean studies program seeks to develop a deeper understanding of the peoples and cultures of our Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. Through a multidisciplinary program in the humanities and social sciences, students prepare to pursue their interests in international organizations, education, business, government, communication, and journalism.
Demonstrated proficiency in Spanish beyond the intermediate level is required. Normally this can be fulfilled by successful completion of one 300-level course. For native speakers and in the case where the student’s area of interest is better served by knowledge of another language (e.g., Portuguese or French), proficiency will be determined by an examination administered by the Department of World Languages & Cultural Studies.