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Latin American Studies

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Arts
Degree/Minor Description: 

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that studies the culture, politics, history, environment, and experiences in Latin America. Students will be exposed to literature, language, and information that will allow them to obtain an all-encompassing picture of what Latin America is, and the beauty that is within the region as well as the challenges that the region faces. Through the Latin American Studies major, students have the option of focusing on Geography and Regional Development to understand how humans and the environment interact in Latin America, and what obstacles the region is facing when balancing environmental protection and human influences. The department has a focus on Environmental Studies in their research across Latin America, which students are encouraged to engage with. Students graduating with a major in Latin American Studies go on to a variety of careers in government, business, and non-profit organizations to work on issues of environment and development. Many choose to attend graduate school in the social sciences, law, or business.

Research Opportunities: 

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education. The Center specializes in issues concerning environmental policy, immigration policy of the United States and indigenous nations policy.

Research Themes: 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement
Urban Environment