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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies

Whether you’re considering a career with the U.S. government, a multinational corporation or a business that focuses on Latino cultural and social life, the LALS major is excellent preparation. Our program covers all aspects of Latin American and Latino culture — from language and literature to history, immigration and politics — and students develop a full, interdisciplinary understanding of LALS. You’ll also master essential skills for the business world, both inside your classes and through internships and study abroad opportunities.

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Seton Hall offers students like Luis Rafael Sosa Santiago educational experiences and career-building opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.


LALS majors dive into all facets of Latin American studies and the Latino/Latina experience. You’ll choose from two tracks: humanities or social science. The humanities track incorporates history, philosophy and Spanish language courses. Social science students focus on anthropology, politics and sociology. All LALS students perfect their Spanish language skills and tackle serious contemporary issues facing both the U.S. and Latin America. Students may also take courses designed specifically for bilingual/heritage speakers, along with business Spanish and English/Spanish translation.

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Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies is an interdisciplinary department that brings together faculty with expertise in the social sciences, cultural studies, history, ethnic studies, literature, media, public policy, sociology, anthropology and politics. Our faculty members provide students with diverse global perspectives that investigate the historical, economic, social and cultural processes, as well as the contemporary realities that are shaping and transforming regions across the Americas. Faculty members are engaged in exciting research that covers the breadth of Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies.

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