Program Overview

Enhance your career prospects through in-depth knowledge of Latin American languages and culture. In the U.S., 13 percent of the population speaks Spanish, making it the most common non-English language spoken. Spanish-speaking communities constitute the most prominent segment of market growth, making a minor in Latin American Studies a great complement to the College’s existing majors through the expansion and development of knowledge and expertise of the region.

Students who graduate with a minor in Latin American studies complete 3 required courses and 4 electives for a minimum of 21 credit hours.


On Campus


21 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 and the Caribbean through the fields of business, economics, foreign language, history, political science and sociology. The minor 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.

Career Outlook

Students 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. This minor offers useful skills that complement careers in business, international relations, public service, health care, law, government, non-profit, education and several other 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


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  • Fabian Balmori

    Department Chair of Modern Languages, Literature, and Culture

  • Stephanie Balmori


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