The Spanish program at the University of Arizona offers students a comprehensive liberal arts education and provides them with a body of knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to undertake linguistics, cultural and literary investigations. Students perfect their language skills so that they are able to communicate their views effectively in written and spoken Spanish.


Students may elect a major that concentrates in either language and literature or language and linguistics. A major for those wishing to pursue a career in secondary school teaching is also available through the College of Education, as is an interdisciplinary major in which students combine Spanish and two other areas of study. 


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese currently sponsors programs in Spain, Chile, Brazil, and Costa Rica.


To register for the Spanish Proficiency exam for placement please proceed to the link and follow the instructions given:




News & Events

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
The organizers of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics Colloquium (DSPLC) are pleased to invite the linguistics community to the colloquium series during the Fall 2015 semester.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Bate Papo: Paradise Bakery – Thursday's 5-7pm. Jan 21 Feb 04 Feb 18 Mar 03 Mar 24 April 07 April 21
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:30am
From Ferguson to Michoacán to Rio de Janeiro, scholars, journalists and the public at large are talking about the prevalence of forms of paramilitarization such as the expansion of paramilitary pol