Undergraduate Students

LACS currently offers a major and minor for undergraduate students. However, our work with students goes beyond the confines of our undergraduate curriculum. Our faculty members take great pride in serving as mentors for students affiliated with various campus organization and programs like MEChA, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and our own undergraduate organization, LACS Student Association (LACSA).

The LACS Program offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies as well a minor in the discipline.

25 reasons to major in LACS according to our students


Graduate Students

Although LACS does not currently offer MA or PhD programs, we have an active community of graduate students from across campus that participate in initiatives like our regular works-in-progress series, Dangerous Subjects and collaborations with the Global Health Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA). We are currently designing a graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Look forward to that and more soon!


Latin American and Caribbean Student Association РGraduate Chapter is a group of graduate students wishing to cultivate a greater understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, its politics, its peoples, cultures, past and present, at the University of Washington and in the Seattle community more generally. LACSA is a student organization that gathers for both academic and social purposes. Their mission is to promote awareness and enable our community to address current and relevant issues within Latin America through student-driven approaches. To learn more about this organization, check out their website!