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A Major in Latin American Studies

Description of Major


This major educates students about the languages, cultures, economies and politics of the countries of Latin America.

For more information on studying Latin American Studies:  click here

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in education, community service, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for Latin American studies graduates, including:

Abstractor  International Consultant
Archivist International Education Specialist
Attorney International Marketing Analyst 
Business Manager International Relations Officer 
Cataloger  International Trade Specialist
CIA/FBI Agent Interpreter
Community Liaison  Journalist
Consultant Librarian 
Consumer Advocate Lobbyist
Copy Writer Market Research Specialist
Corporate Trainer Museum Curator
Criminologist  National Security Agency Linguist 
Cultural Affairs Officer Overseas Representative 
Cultural Anthropologist  Peace Corps/VISTA
Customer Relations Specialist Politician
Customs/Immigration Inspector Professor 
Economist  Psychologist
Editor  Public Administrator
Exchange Student Program Coordinator  Public Information Officer
Foreign Film Distributor  Public Policy Specialist
Foreign Service Officer Public Relations Specialist
Foreign Student Advisor Publications Specialist
Government Worker Securities Examiner 
Guidance Counselor  Social Worker 
Guidebook Writer  Sociologist 
Historic Preservation Specialist Teacher 
Historic Site Administrator Technical Writer 
Hotel Manager  Translator
Human Resources Specialist Travel Consultant
Import/Export Specialist Travel Planner 
International Conference Planner Writer

Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.


Additional Links


Latin American Studies Association

National Association of Hispanic & Latino Studies

Society for Latin American Studies

UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences