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Latin American and Latino Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago

48 months
31784 USD/year
29888 USD/year
15538 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks to provide students with an understanding of the history, cultures, and contemporary issues of Latin Americans and Latinos in the U.S. using interdisciplinary approaches. 


 A major or minor in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago can serve as a useful basis for careers in public service, business, professional, or academic life related to Latin America or U.S. Latinos.

Courses for the major and minor cover Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America as well as urbanization and social and political processes among Latino groups in Chicago and throughout the United States. Comparative and diverse developmental perspectives illuminate linkages among the countries and peoples of the Americas.

Requirements are designed so that students acquire a general background in both Latin American and Latino studies in the lower-division courses. Students have the option to pursue a general curriculum by taking an equal amount of upper-division courses in Latin American and Latino Studies or to pursue an area of specialization in either Latin American or Latino Studies by taking more upper-division courses in one of the two areas. Students may also choose to take courses in a particular disciplinary area of the humanities (history and cultural studies) or the social sciences (anthropology, political science, sociology) or a combination of these areas. Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course on Mexico.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Topics in Latino Studies
  • Topics in Latin American Studies
  • Research Methods in Latin America and Latino Studies 
  • Intermediate Spanish 
  • Spanish for Bilinguals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application Online along with the UIC section. Printed applications will not be accepted.
  • Submit the $60 nonrefundable application fee or, if qualified, select an application waiver.
  • Current high school students must submit an official high school transcript using the Recommender process within the Common Application School Form.
  • Complete the American College Test (ACT) or the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-R). ACT and SAT test scores may be submitted electronically via the testing service or printed on official transcripts.
  • Graduated applicants who have never attended another college or university must submit an official transcript showing evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit an official transcript along with passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      31784 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 31784 USD per year during 48 months.
    • National

      29888 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 29888 USD per year during 48 months.
    • In-State

      15538 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 15538 USD per year during 48 months.

    Estimated Tuition & Fees

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 USD /month
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