Why study Spanish?

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.

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.

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

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

Contact the program director, whose name and information appear at the top of this screen.

Students in the UC 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.

The Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures (RALL) 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 RALL 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.

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.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Irene Ivantcheva-Merjanska, PhD
Clifton Court Hall, Office 5269
PO Box 210377
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
(513) 556-1729

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Program Code: 15MIN-SPAN-MIN