Caribbean & Latin American Studies

Caribbean & Latin American Studies Certificate


About the Certificate

Please accept our warm welcome to explore the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Certificate Program at FAU. This is an interdisciplinary program that integrates more than ten different academic departments across the university.

The Certificate in Caribbean and Latin American Studies is awarded to students completing multidisciplinary studies of the Caribbean and Latin America in conjunction with an academic major, usually in one of the departments represented in the curriculum. The Certificate is approximately the equivalent of a "minor," but with increased flexibility. In completing the certificate, students are able to choose from numerous courses that engage various facets of the history, languages, and cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America.

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This program offers students with both an overview of Caribbean and Latin American heritage as well as an opportunity to study several disciplines focused on the region. Successful completion of the program will prepare students for a wide range of job opportunities and graduate programs in Florida and across the globe!

Our Unique Advantage

The Caribbean and Latin American Studies certificate at Florida Atlantic University provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Work with faculty, students, and most importantly, a vibrant community from this region that has helped make South Florida a gateway to Latin America.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Caribbean and Latin American peoples and cultures, through an interdisciplinary academic and public program and opportunities for study abroad.
  • Build bridges to other institutions, and between disciplines and individuals throughout South Florida and the Americas.


  1. To promote intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean — the peoples, cultures, history, politics, and society of Latin America and the Caribbean.
  2. To promote the interests of students, faculty, and community in this rich and diverse region.
  3. To encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
  4. To develop links of cooperation and exchange between individuals and institutions interested in the region.