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Latin American and Latino Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
Explore the diverse cultures of Latin America in New York City, the United States, and the world, with this Latin American and Latino Studies from Fordham University.
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From its beginning, Fordham University has been a favored university—and a home-within-a-home—for Latin Americans and for Latinos in New York City, whose diverse Spanish-speaking communities are among the largest in the world. As a Latin American and Latino studies major at Fordham, you’ll join an intellectually and culturally engaged community exploring the Latin American and the U.S. Latino experiences.

This unique interdisciplinary major is offered by Fordham’s Latin American and Latino Studies Institute (LALSI), whose faculty is composed of scholars from nine academic departments. You’ll work with them to develop a highly individualized course of study that includes the humanities, social sciences, history, and the arts.

Our program is rigorous, creative, socially-engaged and passionate, and so are our students. They conduct research and win fellowships, study in Latin America and Spain, and engage in service learning projects in Latin America and Latino communities in New York. Join them.


  • International relations
  • Business and finance
  • Social work
  • Foreign service
  • Teaching
  • Media and communications
  • Publishing

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cultural History of Latin America
  • Aztec Art
  • Latin America and the United States
  • Writing Violence: Peru, 1980-2000
  • New York in Latino/a Literature and Film
  • Latino/a Images in the Media
  • Latino/as and Public Policy
  • Latino/a Theology
  • The Spanish Diaspora

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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