Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, rooted in the ideas of Franciscanism, is an interdisciplinary course of study that promotes intellectual discussion, research, and teaching about Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on people, language, culture, history, politics and society.

​Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Students select courses from categories of Historical Process, Language and Arts, and the Modern Socio-Cultural and Scientific Experience.
  • Experiential Learning: Students participate in either a study abroad experience or an internship related to Latin America or the Caribbean.
  • Career Preparation: This certificate can be used to supplement secondary teachers education, involvement in ESL programs, volunteer work with immigrants, as well as careers with Americorps, Peace Corps, and federal or state government.


Career Opportunities

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women’s studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Job titles include: Professor, Assistant Professor, Classics Professor, Women’s Studies Professor, American Studies Professor, Associate Professor, Black Studies Professor, Ethnic Studies Professor, Lecturer, Modern Greek Studies Professor, Adjunct Instructor of Women’s Studies


The median annual wage was $67,360 in 2012.


Employment is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022.

The education sector comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers.


Depends on job function.


​Employment in the education is expected to grow 9.4% by 2022.