About the Minor
Loyola University offers both majors and minors concentrating in Latin American Studies. This program aims to foster our students’ understanding and appreciation of Latin American culture, society, and history. Latin America, a major U.S. trading power, is comprised of 26 nations with a population of 455 million. Loyola is located in a region with many historical, cultural, and socioeconomic ties to Latin America, including an immigrant population of some 125,000 Latin Americans. The university is aware of the need to enrich knowledge and understanding of this important region.
A major or minor concentration in Latin American Studies offers students the opportunity to participate in a program that draws on faculty from several departments. We offer a major with a Latin American concentration that has many pragmatic applications as the centerpiece of a Loyola degree. Alternatively, our minor can complement a wide variety of majors. The Latin American Studies major and minor is a significant component in a liberal education and it is specially useful for students contemplating careers in business,commerce, government, research, or teaching.
Students who choose the major or minor concentration in Latin American Studies benefit from a flexible program that includes an advanced proficiency in Spanish. We strongly encourage participation in study abroad programs in Latin America, such as Loyola’s program in Mexico City or other similar options, which can be used to help complete the major or minor.