Department: Latin American and Latino Studies
The interdisciplinary Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LAC) and Latino Studies (LTS).
We offer minors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies, and Mexican and Mexican American Studies.
Many of our basic courses fulfill both major and minor and Pathways requirements. Our interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LAC) major explores the cultures, histories, politics, arts and social dynamics of Latin America and the Caribbean. Our Latino Studies major (LTS) centers the experiences and contributions of diasporic Latino populations to the vibrant social fabric of the United States today and over time. A Latin American and Caribbean or Latino Studies major or minor prepares graduates for any number of career paths.
Professional Opportunities and Graduate Study: A student receiving a degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Latino and Studies will receive a solid liberal arts foundation suitable for careers in nonprofit organizations, media, technology, healthcare, business, industry, government service, teaching (at all levels), as well as preparation for graduate study in numerous disciplines.
Prospective students are encouraged to look through our webpage for more information about our excellent faculty and far-ranging curriculum.
The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies cooperates in preparation for elementary and secondary teaching with Lehman's Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education and the Department of Middle and High School Education. We also participate in the interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Program and the Women's Studies Option.