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In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.

Two majors: Spanish for the professions and Spanish language and literature

Connect to the global community and perfect your Spanish skills in a dual-immersion language exchange: face to face online with native speakers in Mexico, South America and Europe. Get involved in Milwaukee's Hispanic community through service learning. Prepare to use Spanish in health- and business-related careers through the Spanish for the professions program.

Live it.

Put your skills to use through our study abroad programs, including our one-semester or yearlong Madrid program and our summer programs in Madrid or Mexico.

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your Spanish major, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Spanish I& II
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Growth of Western Civilization I or II
  • Individual and Social Behavior Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Science and Nature Elective
  • History Elective
  • Natural Science Elective


  • Spanish III & IV
  • Mathematical Reasoning Elective
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Math, Logic or Computer Science Elective
  • Two Social-behavioral Science Electives


  • Five Spanish Courses
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Theology Electives
  • Philosophy Elective


  • Five Spanish Courses
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives


You might like the Spanish major if you:

✓ Like Spanish language and culture

✓ Have strong written and spoken communication skills

✓ Are interested in studying abroad

What can you do with a major in Spanish?

Students in classMany graduates succeed in a variety of careers, including education, international affairs and business, international news agencies, and airlines.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in Spanish.

Visit the department that offers the Spanish major.

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