BA in International Studies with Emphasis in Latin American Studies

Degree Program Description

Latin American Studies is offered as an emphasis area for the BA in International Studies. The Latin American Studies emphasis is designed to offer, in addition to linguistic competency in Spanish or Portuguese, a broad base of knowledge about Latin American politics, literature, economics and culture. This field of inquiry, alone or in combination with another discipline, is in high demand throughout the world and can provide students with an indisputable competitive edge in the contemporary professional arena. Students who graduate with an emphasis in Latin American Studies will be fully prepared to pursue graduate study in Latin American Studies programs offered around the country. Students are encouraged to study abroad in one of many program opportunities in Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, Brazil or the Caribbean.

Major Program Requirements

Refer to the program requirements for the BA in International Studies. Latin American Studies is offered as an emphasis area for the BA in International Studies. The Latin American Studies option is designed to offer, in addition to linguistic competency in Spanish or Portuguese, a broad base of knowledge about Latin American politics, literature, economics and culture.

This field of inquiry, alone or in combination with another discipline, is in high demand throughout the world and can provide students with an indisputable competitive edge in the contemporary professional arena. Students who graduate with an emphasis in Latin American Studies will be fully prepared to pursue graduate study in Latin American Studies programs offered around the country.

Students are encouraged to study abroad in one of many program opportunities in Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, Brazil or the Caribbean.

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Semester Plan

Refer to the program requirements for the BA in International Studies.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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