The Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies enhances rather than replaces the more traditional major, minor or certificate available at the individual schools and can complement the student's major field of study. Under the guidance of an appointed faculty adviser for the program at each campus, students design a sequential, coordinated and comprehensive course of study drawing on the faculty specialists and course offerings at the five campuses. The program is overseen by the Five College Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Council, whose members include faculty representatives from each campus.
Any degree-seeking student is eligible to earn the certificate. Interested students must consult initially with an advisor for the program at their own home campus, to confirm their eligibility and plan out an appropriate course of study. The home-campus advisor for the program also determines whether a student has met the requirements, and recommends the award of a formal certificate, which is recorded on the student's transcript. Completed applications for the certificate must be signed by the home campus adviser, who will bring the application to the FCLACLS Certificate Program committee. To download an application, please click here: Certificate Application Form for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.
Learn more about Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies at the campuses:
Amherst College - Interdisciplinary Concentrations
Hampshire College - Latin@ and Latin American Studies
Mount Holyoke College - Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies.
Smith College - Department of Latin American & Latino/a Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS)