Welcome Transfers!

Transfers, welcome to Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)! We offer several transfer-friendly majors and a minor, and because of our flexible pathways, many of our transfer students decide to double major or major/minor with a program in LALS. Please contact lalsadvising@ucsc.edu anytime you have questions, before or after admission to UCSC. Have you never considered a minor or double major? Ask us about it! Or check out the many options for exploring majors online.

Transfer students choose LALS because they are passionate about the work, and also because it's easy to integrate study abroad, internships, and research opportunities with their LALS requirements. We also offer the opportunity to complete combined majors with Education, Politics, and Sociology, which require fewer courses than a full double major. What do you want to do while you're at this world class university?

It's a great idea to get a jump on applying to research labs and internships, and thinking about when you might study away, if these opportunites appeal to you. Research labs that often seek applicants in spring for the following year include the Human Rights Investigations Lab (application due April 5, 2024) with LALS Professor Sylvanna Falcón and the Migration, Identity, and Education Lab with LALS-Affiliated Professor Saskias Casanova. We have more ideas about how to enhance your LALS education in our newsletter and on our website.

Have you taken a course at a California Community College that focused on Latin American studies or Latina/o/x studies? See if your course in on our list below. (If it's not but you think it should be, contact us!)

Most transfer courses apply as a lower-division elective (you'll need one or two of these for the LALS BA and minor), or if you took a course in Chicana/o/x or Latina/o/x Studies, it may satisfy the introductory course requirement for all majors and the minor because it is equivalent to LALS 10.

Transfer Courses from California Community Colleges