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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

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Spanish majors study the language, cultures, and literatures of spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. The discipline is concerned with language as well as analysis. On a practical level, it facilitates international travel and communication. On a more abstract level, it points the way to a refined understanding of communication, writing, and culture.



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Program Code



2 years


Main Campus


Romance Languages and Literatures
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


711 Old Chem ML 0377
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0377
Dr. Carl Bryant
Phone: 513-556-1729

Student Success Factors

Having a talent for learning language is undoubtedly helpful for Spanish majors, but anyone with discipline and curiosity can succeed in the field.

Career Possibilities

  • teaching
  • international business
  • international law
  • diplomacy
  • NGO

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


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Spanish Certificate Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Spanish Certificate 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

The classes in Spanish are relatively small, which allows for more contact between students and teachers.

Most of the professors are native speakers.

Students in UC's 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 program offers various opportunities for study abroad in Spain, Central America and South America.
  • There is a program for a business Spanish certificate.
  • There is an active Spanish club.
  • Many of the courses can be applied toward the certificates in film studies, Latin American studies and European studies.
  • There are numerous opportunities for service learning with local schools, hospitals, clinics, and other agencies.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application


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