BA Major + Minor Pairings

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A major or minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies supplements departmental courses of study across the disciplines.

IS A MINOR PAIRING RIGHT FOR YOU?

The LACS minor has been paired with 20 different majors, ranging across the disciplines, from the Biological Sciences to History to Statistics.

A minor provides you with a way to learn more about a subject without committing to the requirements of a major. If you are interested in learning more about Latin American history, politics, and economics, and if you'd like to apply what you've learned in your disciplinary studies (e.g., History, Anthropology, Public Policy) to a specific region or case study, the minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies may be right for you!

Students have paired the LACS minor easily with each of the majors below. Don't see your major in the list? Don't worry! There's plenty of room to expand the list. Make an appointment with Jamie Gentry to find out whether or not the minor requirements will fit within your current program of study.

PREVIOUS MINOR PAIRINGS

Anthropology

History 

Biological Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

Cinema & Media Studies

International Studies/Global Studies

Comparative Human Development

Law, Letters, and Society

Comparative Literature

Mathematics

East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Political Science

Economics

Psychology

English Language & Literature

Public Policy Studies

Environmental Studies

Sociology

Geographical Studies

Statistics

HOW TO DECLARE

  1. Review the LACS minor requirements here—7–8 courses.

  2. Check in with your major to see what course requirements you need to complete and whether or not the the LACS minor will be compatible.

  3. Discuss the minor with Jamie Gentry.

  4. Declare your minor to your College adviser.


IS A DOUBLE MAJOR RIGHT FOR YOU?

Increasingly, students pursue a double major in order to gain both disciplinary and regional expertise, as well as to write a disciplinary thesis that focuses on Latin America. To date, the LACS major has been paired with 17 other majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

If you're concerned about having to write 2 theses for 2 majors, put your worries aside! CLAS will allow you to petition to write 1 thesis for both majors.

PREVIOUS DOUBLE MAJOR PAIRINGS

Anthropology

International Studies/Global Studies

Art History

Law, Letters, and Society

Biological Sciences

Political Science

Cinema & Media Studies

Psychology

Comparative Human Development

Public Policy Studies

Comparative Literature

Romance Languages & Literatures

Economics

Sociology

English Language & Literature

Visual Arts

History 

 

HOW TO DECLARE

  1. Review the LACS major requirements here—12–14 courses.

  2. Check in with your other major to see what course requirements you need to complete in order to graduate.

  3. Discuss the major with Jamie Gentry.

  4. Declare your major on my.uchicago.edu