The Latin American Studies Program is founded on the University's Mission to "prepare men and women to shape a multicultural world with creativity, generosity, and compassion," and integrates courses in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Students pursuing the major in Latin America Studies will find a rigorous program that supports their personal development as intellectual and community leaders. The interdisciplinary and comparative nature of the Program encourages flexibility in perspective and openness to new approaches.
As a Latin American Studies Major in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will complete the following requirements to receive your degree from USF:
Major Requirements for Graduation
University and College Requirements
- fulfillment of the University's General Education Curriculum
- completion of the College's Expository Writing and modern language requirements
The Latin American Studies major requires 40 units of coursework. This includes 20 units of core courses and 20 units of electives. Students are encouraged to complete their second-language requirement by the end of their sophomore year.
Required Time Spent in Latin America Latin American Studies majors are required to study abroad. There are many options available including both long term and short term programs. A complete list of these programs can be found at Study in Latin America.
Minor Requirements for Graduation
The Latin American Studies Minor is designed for students interested in combining an understanding and appreciation of Latin America with another discipline or major. The minor enhances students' professional training as it offers direction and coherence to undergraduate education. The minor requires 20 units. Students must complete three core courses (12 units) and 2 electives (8 units).