Undergraduate Program

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences. The program is dedicated to the study of cultures, history, and society of Latin America, U.S. Latino/a/x populations, and the Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean. The program involves a variety of fields, including Africana Studies, anthropology, literature and culture, history, philosophy, political science, and others. It also includes substantial training and education in at least one Latin American language (students can choose from Spanish, French, or Portuguese). Students may either earn a major (Bachelor of Arts) or a minor in Latin American Studies.

Undergraduate Program Information

Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Please see the information below:



Honors Program

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Early Entry

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Academic Plans of Study

Additional Resources for Students


Latin American Studies graduates:

  • Pursue graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and law
  • Work for companies and agencies serving the growing Hispanic population of our region
  • Find careers in the foreign service, the military, and other governmental agencies; in non-governmental organizations with an international or cross-cultural orientation; and in international business


Admission requirements. Students declaring a Latin American Studies major must meet all requirements for undergraduate admission to the university. Students matriculated at UNC Charlotte and planning to change to or declare Latin American Studies as their major must have an overall GPA of at least 2.0. Transfer students from other institutions must meet all general requirements for admission to the University. Matriculated and transfer students who do not meet requirements for admission to the program because of special circumstances may petition the Coordinator for acceptance into the program.

Documents required for admission. Students applying for admission to the University and acceptance into the Latin American Studies program must submit all documents specified in the current UNC Charlotte Catalog . Matriculated students requesting acceptance into the Latin American Studies program must complete the University Declaration of Major form. Students seeking to apply course work taken at other institutions to the Latin American Studies major must provide a copy of the official course description for each course requested for consideration.


LTAM majors or double majors are not required to have an internship for graduation; however, we encourage all our students to get involved with our everyday growing Hispanic community in Charlotte. There are several places where your help would be greatly appreciated: Camino Community Center Latin American Coalition Local Churches Local Libraries Local Hospital or Clinics