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Latin American Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Explore the culture, geography, history, politics and languages of one of the most fascinating regions of the world. Build your language and cultural skills, and prepare to live and work abroad. This program can help you prepare for careers in foreign affairs, international organizations and NGOs.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Study Abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador; field schools in Peru and Cuba

Dynamic learning

  • Field school in Latin America
  • Study Spanish in Latin America
  • Co-op placements in Chile and Brazil
  • Study abroad in Chile or Brazil

Areas of focus

  • Indigenous Latin America
  • Gender
  • Media and Music
  • Literature
  • The Making of Contemporary Latin America


  • Foreign service officer
  • Historical interpreter
  • International development coordinator
  • Journalist or new media producer
  • Multiculturalism educator
  • Political aide
  • Public policy analyst
  • Support worker for immigrants and refugees


Apply to the Faculty of Humanities (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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