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Central American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Central American Studies Program at California State University Northridge has a trifold mission: to empower the large and growing Central American community in the United States by promoting academic excellence, community involvement and cultural diversity.
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Overview

The Department of Central American Studies at California State University Northridge supports and helps students select the program and courses that best satisfy their needs and interests. Contact Department Chair Douglas Carranza or Associate Chair Beatriz Cortez at (818) 677-2736 for information on advisement office hours or for an appointment.

Clubs and Societies

The Central American United Student Association (CAUSA) strives for the growing Central American community in the United States to succeed in the world of higher education and to prepare an influential vanguard of future leaders, who will impact the changing global, political and economic arenas. CAUSA’s objective also is to raise and promote awareness of the Central American community at CSUN and in the Los Angeles area. As a result, the Department of Central American Studies works in collaboration with CAUSA in the organization of events and community programs. CAUSA maintains a collaborative partnership with other sister organizations on and off campus, works on student recruitment and community support, and plays a significant role in the formation of student leadership.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National Students: 30 November for fall admission

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Central American Film
  • Ancient to Pre-Modern History of the Central American People
  • Modern History of Central American People
  • The Central American Diaspora
  • Urbanization in Central America
  • Environment, Development and Social Exclusion in Central America

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6792 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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