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Overview for Latin American Studies

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

Careers for Latin American Studies Majors

A major in Latin American Studies is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Latin American Studies

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Latin American Studies among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
 Pontifical College Josephinum
Columbus, OH
 2
(6.9%)
 $17,417 
Burlington College
Burlington, VT
 1
(2.7%)
 $20,424 
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
 14
(2.2%)
Most Selective- 
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Scripps College
Claremont, CA
 4
(2.2%)
Highly Selective$38,700 
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
 9
(2.0%)
Most Selective$37,790 
Colby College
Waterville, ME
 7
(1.3%)
Highly Selective- 
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
 9
(1.2%)
Most Selective$40,092 
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Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
 6
(1.1%)
Moderately Selective$28,452 
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
 7
(1.1%)
Most Selective$41,930 
Barnard College
New York, NY
 5
(0.9%)
Highly Selective$38,650 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.