The certificate offers enhanced expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean by requiring more course work than the minor.
For entrance into the area certificate program, a student shall have at least a B– average or the permission of the Latin American & Caribbean Studies director. Any course in which the student earns a grade below C– may not be used to fulfill a certificate requirement.
A total of 24 credit hours in approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies courses, including one seminar on the region and the L210-L211 course sequence. At least 9 of the 24 credit hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.
Six credit hours in Spanish or Portuguese beyond the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. (Oral Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese must be demonstrated.)
A maximum of 3 credit hours in the student's major may be credited toward the area certificate.
The overall GPA for coursework fulfilling the certificate requirements must be a 3.0 or above.