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Spring 2017 registration begins soon. Looking for an elective? LASC is offering a NEW course, “Social Justice and Public Art: Policing Gender, Race, and Citizenship.” Find out more here. Register via Testudo.

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Undergraduate Certificate Program

The LASC certificate provides interdisciplinary coursework designed to explore Latin American and Caribbean cultures, democracy, governance, civil society, labor, gender, art, literature, ethnicity, and migration.

The LASC certificate is noted on your transcript, and shows an additional specialization beyond your major that is attractive to potential employers.


Why a Certificate in Latin American Studies?

LASC alumni have gone on to:

  • Pursue advanced degrees - MA, PhD, MBA, JD
  • Work in international law, international business, global health
  • Work as teachers and professors in the U.S. and abroad
  • Become Foreign Service Officers with the State Department
  • Work in Latin American embassies
  • Work at various governmental and non-governmental organizations such as: IBD, IMF, the World Bank, OAS, CASA de Maryland, Center for International Policy, UNESCO, among others



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Latin American Studies Center
2151 Taliaferro Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-9626
Email: lasc@umd.edu