Latin American and Latino Studies

Department Chair: Teresita Levy (Carman Hall, Room 286)

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

The interdisciplinary Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LAC) and Latino Studies (LTS). 

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

LALS 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 LTS 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.