Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor, combining the study of humanities and social sciences related to the region with the study of languages and experience in the region.

Latin American Studies

The Minor at a glance


Related College-sponsored study away opportunities


Faculty members on the minor steering committee


Academic focus areas explored in the LACS minor

What Makes LACS at Allegheny Stand Out?

Interdisciplinary Approach

Minor credits must be completed in at least three departments, often being: political science, history, and modern languages.

Study Away Encouraged

Work must include coursework taken in residence and coursework taken at an accredited Latin American university or research institution.

Language Proficiency

Students must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese through coursework.

Joanna Berry, Alumna

Class of 2018, Biology Major/Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

“ Critical thinking is second nature at Allegheny. We are constantly being challenged to analyze and to defend an opinion. Having an interdisciplinary minor allows me to pull concepts and ideas together from different classes. ”

Next Steps

Early Decision App Deadline

November 15, 2022

Regular Decision App Deadline

February 15, 2023

For More Info

Wilfredo Hernandez

Associate Professor of Spanish