Alumni Story

Why I Chose Spanish & Portuguese

A holistic view of the world is the most important element when trying to solve a problem.

Autumn DiGaetano-Fedoruk

B.A. Spanish, Economics 2005

Head of Corporate Strategy, Blue Apron

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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 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

Two of the UA's new cohort of 10 HSI Fellows come from the College of Humanities. Lynette Duran, College of Humanities Director of Academic Advising, and Lillian Gorman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will...
Bryn Sharp, graduating with honors in Spanish and Latin American Studies, is one of two 2019 recipients of the prestigious Robie Gold Medal Award.Awarded at UA Commencement by the Dean of Students Office, the award was created by Wendell T. Robie of...

Alumni News & Directory

Our Spanish majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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