General Information

Undergraduate Research and Special Studies

UCR's Latin American Studies program is an active participant in the Latin American Studies section of the Southern California Conference on International Studies (SOCCIS). Each year, UCR students have the opportunity to take part in an interdisciplinary seminar on Latin American Studies, sponsored by SOCCIS on the campus of one of its member institutions. The Latin American Studies program at UCR also sponsors a film and speaker series, and produces a newsletter.

The faculty committee that oversees the program meets regularly with Latin American Studies students and their representatives. Majors in the program may find employment as research assistants with faculty with whom they share common interests.

The University Honors Program offers lower-division courses taught by distinguished faculty and introduces undergraduates to the challenges and rewards of scholarship and research from the beginning of their undergraduate careers. In the upper division, the program invites outstanding students to design and produce honors theses and projects under individual faculty supervision, through the departmental Honors Program, highly qualified students are invited to conduct a research thesis of their own initiative and design in collaboration with a faculty member. Participation in the Honors Program is the capstone of an excellent education.

Through the Education Abroad Program, UCR students can add and international perspective to their education by studying and living in another country while earning UC credit.

Academic Advising

For academic advising assistance including declaring a major or minor program, please contact the appropriate advisor below:

Janice Wilkins Students with 45 earned units or more
Last Names A-G
janice.wilkins@ucr.edu (951) 827-1584
Brenda Aragón Students with 45 earned units or more
Last Names H-O
brenda.aragon@ucr.edu (951) 827-1801
Cassee Barba Students with 45 earned units or more
Last Names P-Z
cassee.barba@ucr.edu (951) 827-1802

Preparing for Transfer

Students planning to transfer to UCR as a Latin American Studies major should:

  1. meet the UC admission requirements for transfer,
  2. complete the coursework requirements.
  3. complete the breadth requirements for UCR's College of Humanities, Arts and Social sciences, preferably by following the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, IGETC.

Related Literature and References

UCR currently has articulation agreements with most of the California community college. These agreements list specific community college courses that have been designated as comparable to UCR courses. The articulation agreements are available at the statewide articulation Web site, http://www.assist.org or at California community colleges.

Detailed information about UCR's admission requirements is presented in the UC publications, Application for Undergraduate Admission & Scholarships, Introducing the University, and Answers for Transfers, and in the UC Riverside General Catalog. The UC publications are available here and at California high schools and community colleges. The UC Riverside General Catalog is available online and for purchase through the UCR Bookstore, (951) 827-4211.

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