Studying at Berkeley

While CLAS is a research center, not a degree program, we work to support the degree programs by hosting Latin America-related events, sponsoring working groups, funding grant competitions, and providing facilities. For more information about Latin American Studies degree programs at UC Berkeley, please see the links below. 


The major in Latin American Studies is designed to provide a balanced curriculum in the history, culture, and society of Latin America. Students majoring in LAS must take coursework in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Graduate Students

The M.A. program in Latin American Studies allows students to pursue a diverse curriculum spanning a wide range of departments and professional schools