Program Overview

Enhance your career prospects through an in-depth knowledge of Latin American languages and culture. A minor in Latin American studies is an excellent option for students who wish to concentrate their work in a specific discipline yet maintain a Latin American focus in their coursework.

Students who graduate with a minor in Latin American studies complete 3 required courses and 5 electives for a minimum of 24 credit hours.


On Campus


24 Credits

Time To Degree:

2-4 Semesters

Average Class Size:


Program Goals

The minor in Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides a comprehensive understanding of Latin America through the fields of business, economics, foreign language, history, political science, and sociology.

Career Outlook

Students with this program will gain a thorough understanding of Latin American cultures, languages, politics, and history that will allow them to expand their critical thinking skills and perspectives on life situations. These skills are transferable to several different fields of professional work, both in the U.S. and abroad.


“The Latin American Studies Minor was a vehicle through which I pursued my interest in foreign nations and their corresponding economic and political systems. The program’s interdisciplinary nature provided me with a multidimensional understanding of the rich and vibrant fabric of Latin America.” — Sara Boccardo


  • Cinthya Torres

    Assistant Professor

  • Fabian Balmori

    Department Chair of Modern Languages, Literature, and Culture

  • Stephanie Balmori


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