Spanish

Spanish Language and Culture

Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people around the globe and 21 countries list it as an official language. The increasing global influence of Hispanic communities and the richness and importance of the Spanish language open up an array of career opportunities. As a student in the Spanish program, you will learn the language and study Hispanic cultures, cinema, literatures and linguistics. You will gain a broader perspective on Hispanic America and Spain, and also learn about the importance of Spanish as an international language. In addition, you can complement your formal studies with a wide range of social and cultural activities (films, lectures, conferences, Spanish Club, etc.), often held in partnership with various embassies and organizations in the National Capital region. You can also complete part of your studies abroad through exchange programs at universities located in Hispanic America or Spain.

Undergraduate Programs

BA

A Specialization or a Major opens you the door to continue in our Master’s Program. If your average is 8.0 in your last 20 courses of your 4-year B.A., you will qualify for the Graduate Admission Scholarship and will have the possibility to work as a TA while completing your M.A. (the total amount is around $19,000).

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Major

A Specialization or a Major opens you the door to continue in our Master’s Program. If your average is 8.0 in your last 20 courses of your 4-year B.A., you will qualify for the Graduate Admission Scholarship and will have the possibility to work as a TA while completing your M.A. (the total amount is around $19,000).

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Minor

You can combine your Spanish B.A. with a major or minor in another academic discipline. This will allow you to complement two different fields giving you a very eclectic professional profile and a double academic background if you wish to continue in a Graduate program.

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Examples of Possible Combinations

  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Spanish and Linguistics
  • Spanish and Translation

Program-specific Admission Requirements

The Spanish program has six different proficiency levels. Students who have taken Spanish in high school or have a higher-than-basic level of Spanish are required to take the online placement test in order to determine their level of proficiency.

Career Opportunities

Immigration Settlement Liaison Officer

Multiculturalism Project Officer

Many positions in tourism

Cultural or International Adaptation Specialist

Terminologist

Intergovernmental affairs officer

Multiple occupations in diplomatic service, foreign and cultural affairs

Interpreter

Teaching positions after completion of a degree in education.

These programs are a major asset in the international marketplace.

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