Latin American Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

In an increasingly intercultural world, students in the Latin American Studies program will gain a greater understanding of the intersection of Latin American and American cultures, politics, and business. Taught in Spanish and offering a selection of five different tracks, students will leave the program bi-lingual and uniquely prepared to thrive in the culturally diverse Southwest region of the U.S.

Unlike programs that are predominantly based on social science and taught in English, the BA program in Latin American studies fosters language and cultural knowledge beyond print literature and is unique in its inclusion of the arts and sciences.

The program allows students to immerse themselves in content courses while honing their Spanish language skills, and it provides a broad foundation for students to study Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula.

Degree Offered

Latin American Studies (BA)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Financial Aid
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Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared for careers in dual-language environments, including the arts and arts management, business, nonprofits, politics, education, and public health and policy. Graduates are also prepared for further study in graduate or professional schools.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Social Workers, All Other3.8%$59,100
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 15.1%$68,950
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners9.9%$46,490
History Teachers, Postsecondary10%$66,840
Intelligence Analysts -1.2%$79,870
Advertising and Promotions Managers4.7%$96,720
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740
Travel Guides0%$35,100
Interpreters and Translators 28.7%$43,590
Urban and Regional Planners 6.3%$66,940
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.9%$59,490

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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