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BA Latin American Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Center for Latin American Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

World University Ranking

About this course

Students who major in Latin American Studies gain a thorough grounding in selected aspects of Latin American societies, cultures, histories, politics, and economics through one or more of the social sciences as they deal with Latin American materials, and through competence in Spanish or Portuguese (an added intellectual asset). The BA program in Latin American Studies can provide an appropriate background for careers in business, journalism, government, teaching, or the nonprofit sector, or for graduate studies in one of the social sciences disciplines.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules



  • LACS 16100-16200 Introduction to Latin American Civilization I-II 
    or SOSC 24302 & SOSC 24402 Latin American Civilization in Oaxaca I and Latin American Civilization in Oaxaca II


  • One of the following courses if not taken to meet the general education requirement: 
    LACS 16300 Introduction to Latin American Civilization III
    or SOSC 24502 Latin American Civilization in Oaxaca III
  • One of the following sequences:
    SPAN 20100-20200-20300 Language, History, and Culture I-II-III
    PORT 20100 & 20200 & 21500 Intermediate Portuguese and Advanced Portuguese and Curso de Aperfeiçoamento
  • Five courses dealing with Latin America (four in the social sciences) 
  • Two courses in the social sciences 
  • LACS 29801 BA Colloquium 
  • BA essay

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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