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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.

A 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 2016-2017 Hofstra graduates who majored in the arts and humanities, 99 percent of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in the arts and humanities and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $36,000.

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. 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