Program at a glance

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What will I learn in a Spanish degree program?

The Spanish major offered through the Department of World Languages and Literatures within the College of Liberal Arts is an invaluable option to further undergraduate education with rich cultural experiences. The B.A. in Spanish provides students with a number of Spanish language skills including linguistic understanding, critical thinking skills, reading, writing and listening proficiency. It also gives students the opportunity to advance their Spanish language skills in composition, culture and literature, as well as advanced grammar, conversation and Spanish film knowledge.

Students who plan to enter a career using their Spanish language skills may choose to specialize in Spanish through the professions. Students will develop bilingual and bicultural competentency through several course offerings. Students will also gain extensive practice in real-life settings that address the specialized needs of professionals – medical/nursing, legal, business – and prepare students for successful careers in which Spanish-English bilingualism is a key asset.

Areas of emphasis in the Spanish program

  • Spanish Language and Society Specialization

    Students looking to advance their international relations skills while obtaining a broad understanding of business and economics in a foreign country, should consider the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a Language and Society Specialization at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Spanish Literature and Culture Specialization

    Students looking to enhance their cultural understanding of the second most widely spoken language in the United States should consider the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a Literature and Culture Specialization at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Spanish through the Professions Specialization

    The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish through the Professions at the University of Nevada, Reno aims to serve students who plan to enter a career using their Spanish language skills.

  • Minors in Spanish

    The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno also offers three Spanish minors with specializations in translation, language and society, and in language, culture and literature. The minor program is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the Spanish language while giving them a taste of its history and culture. The Department of World Languages and Literatures helps students to master another language and immerses them in the culture of which they study. Students who graduate from the program are able to communicate effectively with indigenous people and are culturally aware of their behaviors.

Careers with a degree in Spanish

A Spanish major will open up more career options and make you more competitive on the job market. The Department of World Languages and Literatures helps prepare students for internships in organizations such as these:

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