Requirements for Admission
Students from all departments are welcome to the program, but interested students are encouraged to complete the required gateway course, Latinos in American Life and Culture, by the end of their sophomore year.
Course of Study
In addition to a required gateway course, students must complete four courses (two from outside their department of concentration) that draw from both the social sciences and the arts and humanities. Of these, at least one must be a seminar (please consult with the program for the most current list of options), and one must emphasize comparative race relations. Students are also required to write a senior thesis on a topic relating to the Hispanic population of the United States. In order to qualify for the Latino Studies certificate, a course must devote at least half of its content to the U.S. Hispanic population.
Certificate of Proficiency
Students who fulfill all program requirements will receive a certificate of proficiency in Latino Studies upon graduation.
To sign up to be a concentrator, please fill out the Certificate Application and drop it off at the Program office (313 Burr Hall).