Latin American Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

Today’s employment landscape is evolving into one that prizes expertise in an increasing number of specialized fields. The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program at ASU’s West campus allows students to build a flexible, customized degree that is unique to their specific career goals. For example, a business degree with an emphasis in communications can lead to employment opportunities that aren’t as easily accessed by a traditional business degree alone.

The School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies offers a BA in Latin American studies in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.

Unlike programs that are predominantly based on social science and taught in English, this program 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.

Students can choose from five tracks: the arts; narrative (literature and film); history and political science; education and linguistics; and sociology and anthropology.

Degree Offered

Latin American Studies (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Location
West

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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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
Archivists6.8%$49,120
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
Historians1.7%$55,870
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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