Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Latin American Studies Certificate Program

Certificate code CTLAMS

Center for International Studies   
Ohio University
Yamada International House, First Floor
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1840
Fax: 740.593.1837

Dr. Joshua Hill, certificate director/contact person

Program Overview

The Latin American Studies Certificate is open to students from any major. The Latin American Studies certificate promotes a greater understanding of Latin America through academic coursework and language acquisition. At Ohio University nearly 25 faculty members from 10 disciplines are dedicated Latin American scholars. The field work they conduct in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, and elsewhere in Latin America has produced an impressive list of academic publications. The faculty’s research and experience in the region create an intellectual atmosphere where students are challenged to understand Latin America within a context of regional and global change. The interdisciplinary coursework and language skills of the Latin American Studies Certificate are applicable to a wide variety of professions. 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with this certificate find opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the nonprofit world, public policy, the business sector and more.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The Latin American studies certificate program requires a minimum of 26 hours (Core, Electives, and Language) and maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA in certificate courses.

Core Requirements

Complete the following course:

Certificate Electives

Complete 9 hours from at least two course prefixes from the following list. Students who have met the language requirement can take up to 6 hours of 3000/4000-level language courses to satisfy their electives requirements.

Language Requirement

Complete a total of 2 years (4 semesters) or equivalent in one Latin American language. Choose from the following languages: