Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program provides an integrated interdisciplinary approach to the historical, political, social and cultural inter-relationships of the nations and peoples of our hemisphere. Students who fulfill the area studies requirements will receive a letter and certificate recognizing completion of the program. 

The nations of Latin America and the Caribbean are our closest neighbors, and our future as a nation is closely tied to the region. Increasing interdependence throughout the hemisphere will bring new opportunities in the future for people with knowledge of the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of the region as well as for those with language skills in French and Spanish.  

Students interested in economics and business, history and politics, environmental science, sociology, French, Spanish and other disciplines can benefit from this study of the historical and contemporary problems and achievements of the region and the long-standing ties that link the United States with the other nations of the Americas.