What will you do with a Latin American Studies degree from the College of Liberal Arts? As a graduate, you’ll have many options for your career and beyond. Make your declaration by visiting us in North Philly. Then review your transfer options and application deadlines before you apply.

Careers and Beyond

Internships have been available to students majoring in Latin American Studies through community organizations like Taller Puertorriqueño, Congreso de Latinos Unidos and the Latin American Economic Development Association.

Employment of Latin American studies majors is estimated to grow. More job opportunities may exist in parts of the United States with a large Latino population, such as Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Texas and California.

The largest employers of Latin American studies majors are:

  • State and local government
  • Federal government
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

Many of our graduates go onto further study in graduate or law school. Potential careers include:

  • Anthropologist
  • Diplomacy
  • International affairs
  • Cultural officer
  • Interpreter
  • Lawyer
  • University administration
  • Public administrator
  • Police officer
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • State Department
  • Research Professor
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism Industry
  • Archivist
  • Civil services employee
  • Culture arts center officer
  • Federal agent
  • Foreign service officer
  • Government agency administrator
  • Import/export specialist
  • International correspondent
  • International student coordinator
  • International trade specialist
  • Journalist
  • Language professor
  • Linguist
  • Public policy specialist
  • Technical writer
  • Translator

Notable Alumni

Many of our distinguished alumni have gone on to great accomplishments. The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni who have risen to levels of professional acclaim and success.

  • Eric Stephenson
    Lead at Sarona Asset Management
    Investment Committee Chairman for the Cordes Foundation
    B.B.A and Certificate in Business; Spanish and Latin American Studies

  • Carlos Hernández Corona
    Currently in the Peace Corps in Mozambique
    B.A.in Latin American Studies and Spanish in 2016

  • Rosa DeFerreri
    Coordinator of Panoramas at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
    B.A.in Latin American Studies and Spanish in 2013

  • Alexandra Cruz
    Finishing her dissertation at Rutgers University in Public Administration/Public Affairs and Community Development
    B.A.in Latin American Studies, double major Theater in 2011

  • Lindsey McCormick Vivas
    World Language Department Chair and Teacher of Spanish at Cardinal O’Hara High School
    B.A.in Latin American Studies and Spanish in 2011

  • Elizabeth Stamm Corredoer
    Ph.D. Fellow at Rutgers University in the Political Science Department
    B.A.in Latin American Studies 2001

  • Kyle Simpers
    US State Department
    B.A.in Latin American Studies in 2011

  • Carla Pendino Fall
    Stakeholder and Field Operations Directorate – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington, D.C.
    B.A.in Latin American Studies, B.A.in Political Science in 2006

  • Dr. Ariel Arnau
    Instructor of Latin American Studies at Temple University
    Latin American Studies Minor in 1999

  • Katia Perez
    Philadelphia Director of Make the Road Pennsylvania
    B.A.in Latin American Studies, B.A.in Political Science in 2012

  • Dr. Elanna Gold
    Currently working with Central American Refugees in Chiapas, Mexico after finishing her J.D. degree from CUNY-York School of Law in 2017
    B.A.in Latin American Studies in 2014

Make Your Declaration

The College of Liberal Arts has the largest selection of academic offerings at Temple University. Our students have the flexibility to explore all of their interests – from the humanities and social sciences to business and the media arts.

For a complete list of our academic offerings visit liberalarts.temple.edu

Visit Us!

The Office of Admissions offers tours daily. To register for a tour, please go to temple.edu/visit. If you would like to experience the College of Liberal Arts firsthand you can take advantage of the various visit opportunities we have throughout the year, including the Liberal Arts Preview Day.

Thinking Of Transferring?

The College of Liberal Arts offers a great deal of flexibility to help you accomplish your goals as efficiently as possible. To learn more about transferring to Temple, please visit temple.edu/transfer


When you are ready to apply, submit your application online at temple.edu/apply


  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • February 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester