May 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies for students who wish to gain an intensive multi-disciplinary understanding of this important area, and have that knowledge formally recognized in their academic record. This program is open to all USF majors of all colleges.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires a minimum of 15 semester hours of courses about Latin America and the Caribbean.

Certificate Core (3 Credit Hours)

Certificate Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Students should choose four courses (12 credit hours) from the following list of courses.

Study abroad programs are encouraged and will be credited toward the Certificate. Up to 6 study abroad credits earned in residence in Latin America and/or the Caribbean will count for the certificate.

2. Geography/Government & International Affairs

Foreign Language Requirement

Two semesters of course work in a relevant language such as: Spanish, Portuguese, French, or an Amerindian language such Quechua, Haitian Creole, etc.

Other Information

The program is open to all majors in all colleges.

Course offerings can be checked at:

Advising Information

For information and advice about the certificate program, contact the Institute for the Study of Latin America and The Caribbean (ISLAC), CPR 478, call 974-3772, or send an email to