LALS Major and Minor Requirements

Find Academic Plans and Degree Checklists for our majors and minor here. To get an idea of our different program options and their required courses, keep reading!

If our descriptions below are confusing, students can view the current catalog requirements and past catalog years. The current year requirements are available to anyone enrolled in summer 2022 or beyond. Please contact the LALS Advisor to update your catalog year as needed.

Required for ALL MAJORS:

  • LALS 1: Introduction to Latin American and Latina/o/x Studies
  • LALS 100: Concepts and Theories in Latin American and Latina/o/x Studies
  • LALS 100B: Cultural Theory in the Americas
  • LALS 100A/L: Social Science Analytics
  • LALS 194_/L: Senior Seminar in LALS topics vary - alternatives available pre-Fall 2022

 Additional Courses Required:

  • Lower Division
    • One lower-division elective for LALS BA
    • Two lower-division electives for LALS Intensive Language BA
  • Upper Division
    • Four upper-division electives for 2022-23 LALS BA
    • Six upper-division electives for 2022-23 LALS Language Intensive BA, including 2 taken in Spanish/Portuguese/Indigenous Language
    • Two upper-division LALS electives for the combined majors*
  • *LALS/Politics
    • one lower-division POLI elective
    • POLI 140C or POLI 144
    • three upper-division POLI Core courses
    • one upper-division POLI elective
    • senior seminar can be taken in POLI instead of LALS
  • *LALS/Sociology
    • two lower-divison SOCY courses (choose from 1, 10, 15)
    • SOCY 105A + 105B
    • two upper-divison SOCY electives

Undergraduate students in LALS have several program options to choose from:

  • LALS BA (catalog years 2017-2021) - includes language requirement and 45 upper-division credits
  • LALS BA (catalog year 2022-23) - no language requirement, must be enrolled during 2022-23, 43 upper-division credits
  • LALS Language Intensive BA (catalog year 2022-23) - second language and 53 upper-division credits
  • LALS Combined BA with Politics - beginning in 2022-23, no language requirement, 48-51 upper-division credits
  • LALS Combined BA with Sociology - beginning in 2022-23, no language requirement, 48 upper-division credits
  • LALS Minor - no language requirement, 25 upper-division credits
    • 2 lower-division electives (choose from any numbered 1-99)
    • 4 upper-division electives (choose from any numbered 100-194)
    • 1 LALS 100 series core course (choose from 100, 100A/L, or 100B)