University at Albany

Honors Program

The Honors Program in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) consists of a structured sequence of at least 12 credits of course work designed to insure that the honors student receives a rigorous and thorough mastery of the discipline. These courses may be drawn from the department's regular offerings for the student's major in Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies.

To be admitted to the Honors Program, majors with the required grade point averages must complete A Lcs 400 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3 credits) with a grade of A or A-.

Gomez PaintingAfter admission to the Honors Program, the student must complete with a grade of A or A- a specifically designed three credit junior- or senior level independent honors project (A Lcs 497) under the direction of an Honors Committee selected by the chair of the department in consultation with a faculty director chosen by the student.

To be eligible for admission to the honors program, the student must have declared Latin American and Caribbean Studies as their major The student must also have completed at least 12 credits of course work in the major. In addition, the student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.25, and 3.50 in the major, both of which must be maintained in order to graduate with honors.

University Honors, Awards, and Prizes

For information on becoming an honor student in LACS, please contact:

Prof. Patricia Pinho
518/ 442-4890
518/ 442-4790 fax