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 must have at least a B- average or the permission of the Latin American and 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 LTAM-L 210/LTAM-L 211 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.