We offer a B.A. major and a minor in Spanish, as well as a B.A. major and a minor in Portuguese. We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies, and Portuguese. We also provide language instruction in Catalan.
Most of our students study abroad
We encourage our students to participate in one of our many Spanish or Portuguese study abroad programs. We offer programs of varying lengths and in several different countries. There are even funding opportunities to help you take part in this life-changing experience.
Innovative research + teaching
Our faculty produce cutting-edge research and are recognized as talented teachers. Our research covers a full range of fields, periods, and approaches in our specialty areas. We support and foster collaboration and inquiry among our students and our faculty.
Professional preparation for your future
We are committed to helping our students prepare for their careers, providing opportunities for exploration and intellectual growth. Our undergraduate students gain the translatable skills employers want most. Furthermore, our graduate program has an excellent job placement record.
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Statement on Inclusiveness
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is a community of scholars, teachers, students, and staff from a wide range of cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, races, and social backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and non-discrimination, and to maintaining an environment of inclusiveness and respect. We respect all people regardless of age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, citizenship, race, religion, sexual orientation, first-generation status, and socioeconomic status—as well as other categories not exhaustively covered in this list. We also promote the inclusion of varied opinions in our classrooms and interactions with one another, and the use of civil discourse to achieve these goals.