Caribbean Studies Major

Caribbean Studies is a program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples inhabiting the major islands and archipelagoes of the Caribbean Sea and related coastal borderlands, including immigration patterns and Pre-Columbian, colonial, and modern societies.

Caribbean Studies majors and degree programs are typically interdisciplinary and may vary from institution to institution.  Courses may include a breadth of topics such as:  economics, history, politics, and society and will embrace several courses in language, culture, and history.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Caribbean Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Caribbean Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Area (Ethnic/Gender/Group) Studies?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Area Studies Page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Caribbean Studies?

Typically, this area of study leads to a liberal arts degree and as such, may not lead to a specific set of jobs or career opportunities.  What you focus on during your studies will open doors for employment later.  With a degree in Caribbean Studies, you may choose to pursue a career in business, journalism, diplomacy, foreign affairs, teaching, and/or academia.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Caribbean Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Caribbean Studies: