Latin American Studies Major

Latin American Studies is a program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States.

Latin American Studies majors and degree programs generally include courses in historical and modern Hispanic politics, culture, economics, and society, and linguistics. Your job prospects will be stronger if you double major in an entirely different field, such as business, international relations, political science, economics, STEM, or education. A double major will give you a vast range of skills you can apply to a variety of careers and fields, from business to PR to teaching.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Latin American Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Latin American Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Latin American Studies?

There are many opportunities in various sectors of the workforce for people who are well-versed in Latin American culture.  A degree in this field offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in public service, academia, international relations, translation, counseling, and travel.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Latin American Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Latin American Studies: