Trilingual Online Certificate in Latino Studies

The more than 60 million Latinos living in the United States form one of the most important intellectual, political, and economic forces in the country. That means that no matter your career path, knowing this community is a powerful asset. Lehman College’s Trilingual Online Certificate in Latino Studies is fully online and offered in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. That makes it a great opportunity for students and professionals from around the world to apply, attend online classes, and complete the credits necessary to receive the certificate without leaving their home countries, even if they do not have English proficiency. Latinos are core part of US political, social, economic, and cultural life and comprehending their contributions is important for any professional. The certificate is an invitation to address the need of new ways to understand the connections between Latin America and the Caribbean and the US.

  • 100% Online – no attendance required on campus
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Completion of certification in 4 months or less
  • Courses offered year round (currently courses start in January and June)

Courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty experienced in Latin American and Latino Studies with extensive experience in online education

The 12-credit program is designed around 4 courses. Students can design their own curriculum depending on their career path and interests. Each course involves 8 modules. Completion of courses with a grade of C- or better is required. Students must choose:

2 of the following 3 courses: 

  • History of U.S. Latinos
  • Latinos in the U.S.
  • Latino Migration

2 courses from among the following pairs:  

  • Latino Literature or Latinos in Film
  • Latino Media or Latino Popular Culture
  • Latino Health or Latino Political Economy
  • Latino Politics or Latino Social Movements

The online certificate in Latino Studies provides students with the opportunity to increase their earning potential.

Graduates enhance their knowledge of the Latino community, which can be applied in a professional and personal environment.

Graduates understand historical, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the Latino community from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Graduates can enhance their network, connecting with other students and faculty.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Mila Burns
Program Coordinator
Phone: (718) 960-6923

Start dates for new courses are January and June.

Applications are due by May and December. 

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