The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) minor is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the wide range of disciplines within the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and to encourage students to pursue intensive studies in their particular fields of interest.


The LALS minor program consists of:

  • Six courses, for a minimum of eighteen credit hours, from the program's list of LALS approved courses. (If students are interested in a course that is not listed, they may contact the LALS director.)
  • Courses must be taken from at least two different departments or schools.
  • No more than two courses may "overlap" between the student's major and LALS minor requirements.


The LALS minor is open to all undergraduate students at Catholic University.

Progress and Advising

Students electing the LALS minor are encouraged to meet with the LALS director each semester to discuss course selection and to obtain assurance that selected courses count toward the minor. Students should obtain prior approval from the LALS director for participation in study abroad programs and for internship selections if these are to count for their LALS minor.