Delve into Latin American culture and literature to use in teaching, interpretation, business or public service.
Latin American & Latino Studies – B.A. in Modern Languages & Literatures (B.A.), Latin American & Latino Studies Emphasis; Minor
The Latin American and Latino Studies program at Montana State provides students interested in Latin American and Latino history, culture, and language with valuable interdisciplinary skills. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, Latin American and Latino Studies students are given the option to not only study courses focusing on Latin American and Latino socio-cultural subjects but other relevant content from other departments such as sociology, political science or gender studies, as well. Although the equivalent of four semesters of Spanish language is required, students with prior experience in Spanish language or heritage students may have some of those language requirements waived.
The Modern Languages & Literatures major at Montana State offers four additional Options Within the Major: Asian Studies, French & Francophone Studies, German Studies and Hispanic Studies. Additionally, Latin American & Latino Studies can be taken as a minor.
"Undergraduate research has been instrumental in shaping who I am today."
—Spencer Danserau '19, Modern Languages & Literature and Mechanical Engineering
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According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.
Study The World
Through the Office of International Programs, Modern Languages & Literatures students have a wide variety of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to study abroad and practice their language of choice in an immersive environment.
Montana State is the No. 1 college in the U.S. for outdoor sports and recreation, with world-class skiing, hiking, biking, fly fishing and close proximity to Yellowstone National Park.
Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.
Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio
Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.
Latin American & Latino Studies students at Montana State University go into careers such as:
- Civil Service
- Social Work
To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.