Undergraduate Program

BA Degree Requirements



The undergraduate program in Latin American Studies provides a solid foundation in language skills and cultural competence for careers in business, education, public service, humanitarian work, and health care, among others, or for further graduate/professional training. For students who choose to study abroad in a Latin American country, the LAS degree can deepen their understanding of the region before departure and upon return.  Students apply to UNM and declare the major after the requisite number of credit hours.  For more information on admissions, please visit the UNM Office of Admissions page.

We also highly encourage CNM transfer students to continue their studies in Latin American Studies at UNM. Students interested in any of these options should contact the LAS undergraduate adviser to understand their full options.


Erica Henderson

Senior Academic Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences