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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures

Latin American Latino/a and Caribbean Studies

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
Individuals lined up across a step each holding a flag of a Latin American or Caribbean Country

Value Latin American Culture

Latin American Studies examines cultures, economies, social and political systems, history, and more across the hemisphere. You’ll have opportunities to study abroad and participate in service learning with Latin American communities in Ohio. Completion of language courses in Spanish, Portuguese, or French are also required.

Contact Info

Juan Carlos Albarran

Lead Departmental Advisor

Department of Global and Intercultural Studies

120 MacMillan Hall

531 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The interdisciplinary nature of LAS allows students to take courses in a variety of disciplines. Study abroad, independent study, and service learning credits may be combined with traditional coursework in completion of the LAS major. LAS majors are required to complete language courses in Spanish, Portuguese, or French.

  • LAS 208 Introduction to Latin America
  • LAS 260 Latin America in the United States
  • LAS 315 Latin American Diaspora
  • LAS 332 Latin American Popular Culture
  • LAS 385 Race, Science, and Disease in the Americas

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Career Options

A major in Latin American Studies prepares you for many different fields and careers as well as top graduate programs throughout the U.S. Recent graduates include Peace Corps volunteers and teachers in "Teach For America"; others have pursued careers in business, journalism, diplomacy, foreign affairs, teaching, and academia.

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Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Alyssa Hopun
  • Through study abroad in Peru and grassroots consulting in Panama, Alyssa developed a passion for international development. She now works in Nicaragua for a community empowerment organization run by a Miami alumnus.

    Alyssa Hopun ’13
    Latin American Studies, Spanish, International Studies

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