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Students of Spanish study the language, culture and literature of Spain, most of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking United States. Spanish majors develop linguistic skills and enrich themselves through the study of a variety of cultures.


Quick Info

Program Code


Real-World Learning Components

Optional internship(s), Research


2 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


Romance Languages & Literatures
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


714 Old Chemistry
PO Box 210377
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0377
Carl Bryant
Phone: 513-556-1950

Student Success Factors

Students in Spanish usually possess strong verbal skills, some facility with languages and a desire to travel and interact with other cultures.

Career Possibilities

Spanish students often seek teaching careers, either in secondary education or in colleges and universities following completion of graduate studies in the field. Spanish is also a strong liberal arts program that allows students to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills in addition to knowledge of a foreign language and culture. Our increasingly multilingual society makes this combination of skills highly valued in a wide range of positions in the public and private sectors.

Career possibilities include:

· teacher

· interpreter

· translator

· researcher

· international law

· social services

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Spanish Minor Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Spanish Minor Requirements
    • SPAN3001, Spanish Grammar and Composition, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN3002, Speaking in Spanish, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN4001, Advanced Grammar, 3
    • SPANxxxx, One Core course from group below, 3
    • SPANxxxx, Three SPAN elective courses at 3000 level or above (may use 2015 and 2016 if not placed out), 9
    Core courses
    • SPAN3031, Spanish Film, 3
    • SPAN3032, Latin American Film, 3
    • SPAN3081, Las Tres Culturas, 3
    • SPAN3082, Latin America Today, 3
    • SPAN3083, Spain Today, 3
    • SPAN3084, Hispanic Culture US, 3
    • SPANxxxx, Must be in discipline: SPAN, 9

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Special Programs

The Department of Romance Languages offers students the possibility of interacting with excellent faculty in small, seminar-style courses. We do all we can to help students study abroad; in particular, we transfer credits from most study-abroad programs.

Study Abroad
The Department of Romance Languages strongly encourages students to study abroad. We sponsor a number of programs of varying durations in different countries -- from Mexico and Spain to France, Italy and Brazil. Learn more about Study Abroad.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.


In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.

Graduation Requirements

If you have declared the minor, then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.


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