Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at Hofstra University offers a wide array of courses on Latin America, the Caribbean, and related diasporas in the United States. This interdisciplinary program features courses from departments throughout the University, and it also offers senior seminars and opportunities for independent course work and study abroad.

By studying the geography, politics, economies, histories, cultures, and literatures of Latin American and Caribbean 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.

Programs and Courses

Hofstra undergraduate students now have two exciting options available to them - the major and minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. If your future plans include working in:

  • Education
  • International business
  • Law
  • Government (including immigration, foreign affairs, diplomacy or the United Nations)
  • Nongovernmental organizations

You may want to consider a major or minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).

B.A. Major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Undergraduate Courses

Outside the Classroom

The Student Experience

About the Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers a wide array of courses on Latin America, the Caribbean, and related diasporas in the United States. The programs coordinates courses from departments throughout the University, it also offers senior seminars and opportunities for independent course work.

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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.

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Brenda Elsey
History
Office: 308 New Academic Building
Phone: (516) 463-7003
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Benita Sampedro
Romance Languages and Literatures
Office: 321 Calkins Hall
Phone: (516) 463-4521
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