The Latin American Studies (LA) area of specialization is offered through the Center for Latin American Studies. The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida was founded in 1930. It is the oldest such center in the country and remains a premier institution. The Center offers interdisciplinary teaching and research programs focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. Students can draw upon 20 Center-based faculty members and more than 160 faculty affiliates at UF who teach courses and carry out research on Latin America and the Caribbean. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.
Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.
- LAS 4935 Undergraduate Seminar in Latin American Studies (Different topic areas are presented each semester. Students may repeat LAS 4935 for an additional 6 credit hours if the topics vary).
Any other courses must have Latin America content and be approved by the Center for Latin American Studies prior to beginning the course, a course substitution form then must be submitted to 267 Stuzin Hall. Consult the Latin American Studies course guides posted on the Center’s website.
You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Latin American Studies is available through the Center for Latin American Studies. For registration, scheduling, and area- specific questions, please contact:
358 Grinter Hall
Minor & Certificate Options
A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. You can find out more about the Latin American Studies minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.
There is also a certificate available. You can find out more about the certificate in Latin American Studies in the Undergraduate Catalog.
There is a foreign language requirement for both the minor and the certificate outlined on the above websites.