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Latin American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Redlands, CA, United States
The Latin American Studies program from University of Redlands brings together knowledge from the humanities, (e.g., languages, literature, film studies, history), the social sciences (e.g., anthropology, sociology, political science, communication/language sciences) and environmental studies to allow students to build a foundation in the aesthetic, cultural and social contexts of Latin America.
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Key facts:

  • In addition to providing breadth in Latin American studies through coursework across multiple disciplines, the Latin American Studies program from University of Redlands also emphasizes depth in understanding through study abroad and a concentration in a focused problem, topic, area, discipline or method. Students develop significant language skills, cross-cultural understanding, an interdisciplinary approach and the ability to incorporate Latin American perspectives in their analysis of fields including art, development, environmental conservation, history, language,  literature and politics.
  • A major or minor in Latin American Studies prepares students to work with corporations, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, medical organizations, nonprofit advocacy organizations, law firms and legal advocacy groups that deal with the region.  The program also provides a deeper understanding of our neighbors to the south as well as populations in the U.S. who are immigrants or descendants of those regions.
  • Faculty who teach in the program have expertise in areas such as anthropology, environmental studies, film studies, geography, history, library science, linguistics/language science, literature, political science, and sociology.  Many of the faculty are active in research, scholarship, and service in Latin American countries, and involve Redlands students in these activities.  In addition, the faculty teach several travel courses in Latin American each year, on a variety of topics, as well as courses on the Redlands campus and the local community.  Courses cover diverse topics such as conservation and Geographic Information Systems in Panama, Latin American immigration to the US, software policy in Brazil, party politics in Mexico, Latin American literature and film, community forestry in Mexico, bilingualism in indigenous communities in Guatemala, and several other areas.    

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 include:

  • Critical Reading
  • Spatial Analysis and GIS 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment 
  • Research Methods and Design 
  • The Study of Politics
  • Research Methods and Design 
  • Fieldwork and Ethnographic Methods 
  • Spanish Linguistics 
  • Feminist Research Methods 

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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member questions
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
  • Students whose native language is not English, must meet the English requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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