Latin American Studies

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Build a broad foundation of knowledge in the peoples and places of Latin America. This interdisciplinary program includes courses in anthropology, art history, geography, history, and political science as well as language instruction in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • Length 4 yrs
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

Latin American Studies offers you broad exposure to the peoples and places of Latin America. This interdisciplinary program is highly flexible and can draw from courses in Anthropology, Art History, Visual Art, French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies, Geography, History, School of Social Work, or Political Science, as well as Spanish or Portuguese language. You will gain considerable insight into a region that exerts significant and diverse cultural, economic, and political impacts. You can select a Major or Minor in Latin American Studies, as well as a term abroad in alternating years.

Campus features

UBC has exchange agreements with 13 universities in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico. The Tec de Monterrey relationship is especially close, with a Tec de Monterrey undergraduate residential house at UBC.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.

Program requirements

English-language requirements

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

  • Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
  • Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.

Degree-specific requirements: Arts

  • No specific courses required beyond those needed for general admission
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