Degrees & Programs

Latin American Area Studies courses, programs, and degrees are available at Berkeley through many disciplinary departments.

Academic Programs

Bachelor's Level Programs 

These degree programs are of particular interest at the bachelor's level:

Graduate Level Programs

There are several graduate programs of specific interest for students pursuing Latin American Studies as part of an M.A. or a Ph.D. including:


Students wishing to study at UC Berkeley must be admitted to a degree granting department, school, or program. The following links may be helpful:

Education for the Greater Community

There are multiple ways for people not enrolled as a student in UC Berkeley to take courses at Cal.
  • UC Extension has academic programs, certificate programs, and courses in a variety of subjects. 
  • The UC Berkeley Concurrent Enrollment program provides an opportunity to enroll in UC Berkeley campus courses on a space-available basis without formal admission to the University. Approval of class applications is at the sole discretion of the campus academic departments.
  • Berkeley Summer Sessions enrollment is open to everyone, and offers more than 600 courses in a wide variety of disciplines each summer.