Academic Information

The Latin American Studies Major

The Latin American Studies major is housed in the Department of Languages and Cultures and connects to many of Loyola's academic departments including: Biological Sciences, Sociology, and History, and Business.  During the course of study a student of the LAS major completes a total of 37 credit hours in both language and non-language courses. 

Students in this program will achieve an advanced command of Spanish, as well as a deep knowledge of socio-cultural issues from a variety of discourses centered in and emerging out of Latin American, Caribbean, and US-Latino communities.  Prior to graduation students will also work with a professor in a special project or capstone experience.  Learn More

The Latin American Studies Minor

The Latin American Studies minor combines training in Spanish language courses with non-language elective courses from a variety of academic disciplines. 

Students in the LAS minor gain at least an intermediate command of the Spanish language, and integrate an expanded knowledge of Latin America while completing 18 credit hours.  Learn More