Latin American Studies

Learn more about our exciting and diverse Undergraduate Program.

Study the region of Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.

We offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses to help students grow academically and professionally.

About Us

Latin American Studies at Penn State is a dynamic community of faculty and students built around degree programs, a running Lectures Series, and other related events.  Our program offers three degrees—an Undergraduate Major, an Undergraduate Minor, and a Graduate Minor.  The courses for these degrees are drawn from curricula across the College of the Liberal Arts and other colleges, helping the Latin American Studies program to act as a bridge connecting multiple departments, programs, centers, and faculty across the university.

The Latin American Studies program functions in parallel with the Latina/o Studies program. Its affiliated faculty have home departments across the College of the Liberal Arts and in other colleges, including Anthropology, Art History, Communications, Comparative Literature, Economics, Geography, History, Labor and Employment Relations, Landscape Architecture, Philosophy, Political Science, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Study Abroad Opportunities: To explore potential study abroad opportunities in Latin America please contact Dr. Richard Stoller at