The Latino Studies Certificate Program is designed for students who have an interest in Latinx* Studies, regardless of major or college affiliation. It utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the experiences, cultures and social conditions of Latinxs in the United States.
The program is open to any UWM undergraduate who has completed at least 45 credits and to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Joseph Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Listed below are the requirements for the Certificate in Latino Studies. You are strongly advised to consult both the Latino Studies advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.
* “Latinx” (La-teen-ex) is an inclusive term used to include all gendered and non-gendered identities of peoples with Latin American ancestry. “Latinx” specifically refuses to further silence and erase trans (non-binary and binary), gender non-conforming, non-binary, and genderqueer people.
|Total Credits Required|
|Required Core Course (3 Credits)|
|Electives (18 Credits)|
* Only one of English 374 and Spanish 371 may count toward the minimum 21 credits required for the certificate. Consult the Certificate coordinator for approval to count additional appropriate courses not listed below.
Students who are enrolled in the program must complete 21 credits in approved Latino courses, including 12 credits at the 300 level and above. Students must select courses from at least three curricular areas, including Latino 101. No more than 12 credits in a single curricular area may count toward the certificate, and a maximum of 3 credits of independent study may be applied to the 21 credit requirement. At least 12 credits for the certificate must be completed in residence at UWM, with at least 9 of the residence credits at the 300 level and above.
The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits taken for the certificate.