College of Liberal Arts
This engaging and flexible interdisciplinary program focuses on the U.S.-Mexico border and the broader study of Latin America, including transnational connections with the United States. Students learn to relate regional border issues to those of other Latin American borders. Our graduates will be the next generation of professionals who will help build a border zone with a high quality of life.
The world needs people with expertise in border dynamics.
Many of the program’s expert faculty help students to participate in true border experiences.
Degree plans based on student’s interests ranging from literature to environmental science.
Henry Bo Etheridge found this program’s faculty and students engaging. Its interdisciplinary options allowed him to create a personalized degree plan, which introduced him to a unique network of leaders and academics on both sides of the border. Bo appreciated how his professors challenged him to understand his worldview. He plans to apply for a Ph.D. program to further his academic career.
Graduates work in business, government, education and other fields due to the great interest in borders. Some work for major international nonprofits such as HIAS and Jesuit Relief Services, which serve migrants and refugees at border regions.