Latin American Studies Minor

Over the last half-century, the Latin American studies program has provided hundreds of students the opportunity to know and care deeply about the region, and to enjoy careers in which they share that expertise and concern with others. Complementing majors focused in international studies, the program is offered as a minor for students interested in the histories, cultures and economies of the Latin American people, in countries that range from Mexico to the tip of Patagonia.

The program's award-winning faculty is drawn from across the University. Recognized equally for the qualities of their teaching and research, they embrace the Ignatian concept of cura personalis – care of the whole person – which manifests in strong mentoring inside and outside the classroom.

The program is interdisciplinary, utilizing coursework in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business. The minor can be completed by taking six courses from at least three of the participating departments. The modern language requirement can be completed by taking two relevant courses from the modern and classical languages department.

Students in this program participate in curricular and co-curricular programs in countries including Mexico, Chilé, El Salvador, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. Latin American Studies graduates have gone into distinguished careers in international organizations, diplomatic or government service, higher education and the private sector.