Latin American Studies Certificate

UI student while studying abroad in Cuba.

UI student while studying abroad in Cuba

The Latin American Studies certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students (except those earning a major in International Studies with a track in Latin American Studies, or a minor in Latin American studies), and to all individuals who are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. The Certificate is awarded with or without an earned undergraduate degree. Students not affiliated with UI who want to earn the Certificate without a degree should apply to UI as a “non-degree seeking student.”

The 18 s.h. required for the Certificate in Latin American Studies must be earned in LASP-approved courses and must include at least 12 s.h. of credit earned at the University of Iowa. All students develop an individual certificate plan of study with the LASP academic advisor. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in certificate coursework.  Course work in the certificate may not be taken as pass/nonpass.

Requirements for the Latin American Studies Certificate (18 s.h.)

LAS:2700 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 s.h.
LAS:4700 Latin American Studies Seminar 3 s.h.

UI Spanish and Portuguese courses from the LASP approved list
-OR- any level Spanish/Portuguese language credit through a study abroad program in Latin America (requires prior approval from the Latin American Studies Program)    6 s.h.

Additional courses from the LASP approved list excluding Spanish and Portuguese courses 6 s.h.


Questions?  Email

To schedule an appointment with the Latin American Studies academic advisor, call 319-384-1328 or go to 24 Phillips Hall during business hours.