Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies is a multi-disciplinary program designed to advance students’ understanding of Latin America and people of Latin American heritage. It seeks to provide both broad, general knowledge of the Latin American region as a whole and an in-depth knowledge of specific countries, regions, cultures and communities.
Why is Latin American Studies in demand?
The significant rise of Latino/Hispanic populations in the United States and the increasing cultural, social and economic interconnectedness between the countries and peoples of the Americas will increase the demand for citizens of the world who:
• are proficient in Spanish and Portuguese languages
•are prepared to work with U.S. Latinos/Hispanics and the people of Latin America
•possess an in-depth understanding of Latin American culture, history, art and politics
Latin American Studies cultivates students with global sensibilities, who are comfortable in a diversity of languages, cultures and traditions.
Is it for me?
- Keen to learn Portuguese and/or Spanish?
- Fascinated by the opportunity to study abroad?
- Interested in working with diverse populations?
- Aspiring to a career that involves translating and interpreting?
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Where will Latin American Studies take me?
A major in Latin American studies will open doors to a variety of careers, including:
- Foreign correspondent
- International sales/business
- Customs inspector
- Travel agent
- Medical professional
- ESL teacher
- Immigration lawyer
- Embassy personnel
- Market research
- Study abroad coordinator
- English teacher abroad
- Government agent
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
One of the many things students tell us they love about Scranton is that our faculty members are active in helping them achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with faculty over coffee to bounce ideas.
Whether it’s advising or providing letters of references for a competitive graduate school or that dream job, faculty make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. That deep level of understanding means that our faculty are not only dedicated teachers and strong researchers, but advocates for you professionally.