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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Career Potential

By studying the geography, politics, economies, histories, cultures, and literatures of Latin American and Caribbean (LACS) countries, LACS majors develop a solid knowledge of the region and its relations with both the United States and Europe. This knowledge is indispensable in this modern era of integrated economies and societies increasingly shaped by immigration and the coexistence of diverse cultures.

An LACS major or minor would be an asset to any student planning a career in business, law, communications, travel, government, non-government agencies, environmental organizations and other areas.

Among 2015-2016 graduates of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Science (HCLAS), 99% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those HCLAS graduates who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $41,000.

* Outcomes are based on the 65% of 2015-2016 HCLAS undergraduate degree recipients who responded to a survey or for whom data was gathered from LinkedIn within one year of graduation, not the total number of graduates, and may not be representative of the total graduating population. The career outcomes rate includes those employed (full-time or part-time) and not employed but attending graduate school (full-time or part-time) next semester.

All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary reported is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University-wide, school, division or department).

Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by graduates and are based upon a 36% response rate for graduates. Salary figures vary from year-to-year based upon a number of factors, including, but not limited to, market conditions as well as the number of graduates reporting salary information to us. In addition, please note that these figures are based solely on information that is self-reported to us by our graduates, and the salary data provided is based on the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by our graduates to us. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation. See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.


Latin American & Caribbean Studies