Major Details

The major in Spanish requires 37 credits and includes courses in culture, literature and language. It can normally be completed in four years, but students with no prior experience with language may require slightly more time. The goal of the program is to help our students attain mastery of oral and written Spanish and to familiarize them with the cultures and literatures of the Spanish-speaking world.

The UC College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) offers flexible degree requirements that allow for and highly encourage multiple areas of study. Free electives allow for enough credits for students to pursue a minor, certificate program or even complete a second major. Some of the most common pairings are listed below.

  • Anthropology
  • Business programs
  • History
  • Political science
  • Social work
  • Women's studies

Study abroad is highly recommended! Contact the department and/orĀ International Programs for opportunities.


This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.

If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.

Curriculum Guide Versions:

Spanish (BA) Curriculum Guide