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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: https://lppe.humanities.arizona.edu/

Meet Mely

Mely hopes to combine her majors in Spanish and Portuguese with environmental science and study abroad experiences in Ecuador and Brazil to become a rainforest rescuer.

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News & Events

Richard P. Kinkade, a prolific and award-winning Spanish medievalist scholar who served as the first Dean of Humanities and a revered mentor and professor during 42 years at the University of Arizona, has died. He was 81.   Malcolm...
Three professors in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese have been promoted, demonstrating excellent performance in teaching, service and research.  Ana Cornide is promoted from Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese to Associate...
As languages overlap and blend in border regions, bilingual speakers demonstrate the subtle ways speaking patterns shift and adapt to linguistic influences while maintaining the grammar of both languages.  An ongoing University of Arizona...

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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Julia Domínguez
Ph.D.
Spanish
2004
Melissa Pitts
B.A.
Spanish
2007
B.A.
Latin American Studies
2007
Timothy Tiutan
B.A.
Spanish
2012
B.S.
Health Sciences
2012
M.D.
Medicine
2016