Alumni Story

Why I Chose Spanish & Portuguese

The humanities help us understand the past, learn how to navigate the present, and imagine the future with equity and empathy.

Dr. Dolores Durán-Cerda | M.A. Spanish 1993, Ph.D. Spanish 1999
Provost and Executive Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Pima Community College

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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 Argentine, Brazil, Costa Rica and Spain.

Proficiency Exam

To register for the Spanish Proficiency exam for placement please proceed to the link and follow the instructions given: https://lppe.humanities.arizona.edu/

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Meet Alex

Spanish is Alex's first language and helping others is his first priority. By broadening his Spanish language skills, he will be an understanding healer dedicated to improving health care for underserved communities.

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Recent News

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Nov. 27, 2023
Professor Ana Carvalho has been awarded the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Mentoring Award by the Graduate College. This is an important award that recognizes her dedication to graduate teaching and mentoring. 
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Nov. 27, 2023
Finally, please join me in congratulating Professor Miquel Simonet; he has been awarded the Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award!
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Oct. 24, 2023
We are pleased to share that our alumna Jessie Bustamente is the COH nominee for the Arizona Alumni Association’s Young Professional Achievement Award. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a…

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