Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

Department Chair: David Badillo (Carman Hall, Room 286)

Department Faculty: Distinguished Professor: Laird Bergad; Professors: Forrest Colburn, Milagros Ricourt; Associate Professors: David A. Badillo, Alyshia Gálvez, Teresita Levy; Assistant Professor: Sarah Ohmer; Distinguished Lecturer: Andrés Torres; Lecturer: Xavier Totti

The interdisciplinary Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies (LALPRS) offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LAC) and Latino and Puerto Rican Studies (LPR). 

We offer minors in LAC, LPR, and Mexican/Mexican American Studies. 

LALPRS cooperates in preparation for elementary and secondary teaching with Lehman's Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education and the Department of Middle and High School Education. We also participate in the interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Program and the Women's Studies Option.

Professional Opportunities and Graduate Study: A student receiving a degree in LAC or LPR will receive a solid liberal arts foundation suitable for careers in business, industry, government service, teaching (at all levels), as well as preparation for graduate study in numerous disciplines.