Declaration of Major/Certificate

Eligibility

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Certificate Program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this subject. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements.

The Latino Studies Certificate Program is open to any UWM undergraduate and to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university.

The Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies (LACUSL) BA Program is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM.

Declaration

To declare the Latino Studies Certificate, contact the Program Coordinator, Joseph Rodriguez (joerod@uwm.edu).

To declare the LACS Certificate or the LACUSL Major, contact Academic Programs Coordinator and Advisor, Alida Cardós Whaley (alida@uwm.edu) to set up an advising meeting.

In your advising meeting with Alida, you will fill out the proper declaration forms together. Alida will review your current transcript for courses you have completed as well as classes you may still need. You may also discuss scheduling and course selection as well as establishing a Plan of Study for the remainder of your program.

You are encouraged to declare your major or certificate early in your academic career, ideally by the end of your sophomore year, to better ensure you will be able to take all the needed classes in a timely manner. Once your declaration form is filed, you may schedule regular or as needed advising sessions with Alida to check-in on your progress and for assistance with course selection.

 

Alida Cardós Whaley
LACUSL & LACS Programs Coordinator and Advisor
NWQB 2484
414-229-4703
alida@uwm.edu