Undergraduate Programs

The Center for Latin American Studies offers three types of undergraduate programs, students can earn a minor or a certificate in Latin American Studies and a combined BA/BS and MA in Latin American Studies. Students are also encouraged to browse the diverse study abroad opportunities offered by both the Center and the University of Florida.

Minor in Latin American Studies

The Latin American studies minor is an excellent option for those who wish to concentrate their work in a specific discipline yet maintain a Latin American focus in their coursework.

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Certificate in Latin American Studies

The program is designed to supplement a major with broad regional, cultural, and language training appropriate for graduate work or a Latin America-related career in business, government or teaching.

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Combined Degree

The Combined Degree program allows undergraduate students to complete a combined BA/BS and MA in Latin American Studies. This program allows talented students to develop their expertise in Latin American Studies, strengthen their preparation for future study and careers related to Latin America and the Caribbean, and to enhance their marketability to potential employers.

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Latin American Studies Major, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

The Latin American Studies concentration within the CLAS interdisciplinary undergraduate major (IDS-LAS) offers UF students the opportunity to pursue individualized study in an increasingly important region of the world, making use of UF’s extraordinary resources.

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Study Abroad

A variety of study abroad programs are available to UF students. In addition, overseas study credits can count as core or elective courses if approved by the undergraduate advisor in the Center for Latin American Studies.

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Enrolling in either the Certificate or the Minor in Latin American Studies is a simple process.

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Undergraduate Advising

Students who have any questions regarding our undergraduate programs are encouraged to reach out to our Undergraduate Coordinate, Dr. Timothy Murtha.

Office Hours

Undergraduate Advising: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Contact Information

Dr. Timothy Murtha
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Center for Latin American Studies
College of Design, Construction and Planning
358 Grinter Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
Phone: (352) 273-4714
E-mail: tmurtha@ufl.edu