Spanish is the second language of the United States and one of the three most spoken languages in the world today. Recent census reports indicate that Hispanics now form the largest minority population in the United States.

Our department of Hispanic studies offers flexible majors adaptable to varied student interests and needs. The traditional focus on language and literature is a departmental strength, complemented by new offerings in cultural studies, interdisciplinary Latin American studies, and in coursework toward teaching certification. The department participates in honors study for all of the majors it offers.

Knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures gives job candidates a competitive edge in fields like education, business, diplomacy, social work, government, law, library science, media, travel, publishing, economics, health care, translation and the social sciences.

The critical analysis and problem solving skills acquired in Hispanic studies are applicable to a range of endeavors, including graduate programs.

Download and complete the checklist for declaring a major or minor:

Major in Hispanic Studies Checklist

Minor in Hispanic Studies Checklist