The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS), one of nine areas of study within the Global and Regional Studies Program, offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary set of courses on the histories, cultures, literatures, politics and economies of Latin America, the Caribbean and U.S. Latinos.
The program seeks to serve as a bridge between North America and Latin America, hosting guest speakers, artists and activists, encouraging study abroad, and organizing faculty-led study courses in the region. We offer students a strong liberal arts education enhanced by significant cross-cultural competence, skills that serve out graduates well in fields such as policy analysis, government, research, journalism, business, international development, higher education, graduate school, and activism in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.
Our LACS major program provides a stimulating blend of courses from disciplines including history, political science, anthropology, and more. Our program will offer you a skillset, including writing and critical thinking, that can be applied towards any career path. The LACS major consists of 30 course credits, and most of our major students spend time abroad. See our requirements for the Latin American & Caribbean Studies.