The North American Studies Program is dedicated to promote the understanding of the societies, politics, and economies of Canada, Mexico, and the US as well as the interactions of the three. The program brings together UTEP faculty from diverse disciplines to teach and research the questions facing the peoples of North America.
Our interdisciplinary approach helps you make sense of the new complex realities unfolding in the continent, where analysis is not countries in isolation but North America as a whole. We offer you the opportunity to minor in North American Studies or receive a specialized certificate. The programs of study helps you add greater depth to your existing studies and are excellent matches for anthropology, criminal justice, economics, history, sociology, art history, languages & linguistics, and political science majors. Our connections with leading universities in Canada and Mexico give you the opportunities to earn UTEP course credit toward your degree while studying abroad and paying only UTEP fees.
The minor and certificate put you in an excellent position to achieve your post-graduation goals. We are especially interested in you if your career goals involve businesses that take advantage of North American trade and investment, public service in local, state, or national government or law enforcement, or any other career that takes advantage of deep knowledge of North American affairs.
Thank you for taking a look at our site. Please let me know if you have any questions or would generally like to discuss our program of study.
Gaspare M. Genna, Ph. D.