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Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies




What will I learn?

This interdisciplinary major requires nine courses (36 points) completed with a grade of C or better. It allows students to design a course of study drawing on the offerings of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as courses in other departments and programs across the University, including anthropology, art history, cinema studies, comparative literature, economics, history, performance studies, politics, sociology, and more. Individual programs of study are planned with and approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

The required courses are as follows:

The Iberian Atlantic (SPAN-UA 300)
One introductory course on Latin America or the Caribbean chosen from:

Cultural History of Latin America (SPAN-UA 305)
Cultures and Contexts: the Caribbean (CORE-UA 509)
Cultures and Contexts: Latin America (CORE-UA 515)

Seven electives pertinent to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean, chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies.

In addition, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in two languages, chosen from: Spanish through the level of Advanced Grammar and Composition (SPAN-UA 100), Portuguese through the intensive elementary level, and indigenous and diasporic languages (including Quechua, Haitian Kreyol, Nahuatl, and/or Mixtec) through the full elementary level. These language courses (and any more advanced language electives) cannot be applied toward the nine courses required for this major.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts & Science

Study options

Full Time (128 points)

Tuition fees
US$58,168.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2024

Start date

Expected January 2024


College of Arts & Science

726 Broadway, 7th Floor,

New York,

10003, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

For international students

Graduated with a GED or high school diploma equivalency test and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Don’t have minimum score requirements, but competitive applicants will receive:

100 and above on the TOEFL iBT

130 and above on the Duolingo English Test

7.5 and above on the IELTS Academic

70 and above on the PTE Academic

191 and above on the Cambridge English Scale

4.5 and above on the iTEP

Application deadline: Early Decision I - November 1; Early Decision II: January 1; Regular Decision - January 5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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