The largest university in the Western Hemisphere has opened up a branch in downtown Los Angeles, according to a report.
The office, rather than being classroom-intensive, is focused on putting students in touch with professors in Mexico. It offers long-distance classes, final exams and consultations for theses and dissertations. Among the favorite degrees are law, nursing and economics, said Carlos Escobar, director of academic affairs for UNAM-LA, located at 634 S. Spring St.
"A lot of these students just need to take their exam to become a doctor or a lawyer," Escobar said. "As long as they don’t need laboratory classes, we can help them get their degree."