Undergraduate CertificateLatin American and Latinx Studies

The undergraduate certificate in Latin American and Latinx Studies combines coursework from an array of disciplines to expand your understanding of regional culture, history, geography, language, communication, and the international issues of Latin America and the Latinx community in the United States.

Learn how Latin American and Latinx studies is the right fit for you.

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A basic knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is a key component of the certificate. The 12-credit-hour certificate consists of significant Latin American or Latinx content. Students choose four courses from an array of disciplines, such as anthropology, art, geography, history, music performance, philosophy, political science, sociology and Spanish. Courses can often be applied to your general education requirements. No more than two courses should be taken in one department, to ensure an interdisciplinary academic experience. A maximum of six hours transfer credit is allowed, for example, from a study abroad program.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study: 

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click on "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.