The world is your classroom

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.

Degree Options

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. 

Study Abroad

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

Proficiency Exam

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

News & Events

September 19th, 2016 to October 24th, 2016
Brazilian Film Festival - On Monday September 19 - Antônia @ 5:30pm, Social Sciences 100 October 24 - Eu, Tu, Eles @5:30pm, Social Sciences 100
August 31st, 2016 to November 30th, 2016
Bate Papo: Paradise Bakery – Wednesday's 5:00-7:00pm. September 28 October 12 November 9 November 30 Come and join peers and instructors in Portuguese conversation. Meet new people and imporve your portuguese skills through application.  
September 19th, 2016 to October 24th, 2016
Come watch, learn, and earn extra credit by joing Cine Club! Location: Social Sciences Room 100 Movies are shown every Monday. Dates of showcases are listed within the flyer that is attached below Guidelines are as follows: 1. Arrive at least 15...