Undergraduate Hispanic studies

Three students standing in front a chalkboard with Rosa Stewart

Spanish is the official language of 20 countries and the second most widely spoken language in the world with an estimated 570 million speakers. A degree in Hispanic Studies offers a solid background in the language, literature and cultures of Spain and Latin America.

Increasingly, cultural awareness of Hispanic affairs is an important asset in the worlds of politics and business and the demand for language teachers is rising. Career options are vast and range from teaching and translation to tourism, international business and positions in government.

Whether you want focus on Hispanic studies or just take a course as an elective, our courses will provide you with life-long learning skills and cultural competency that give you a competitive edge.

Study abroad

There's no better way to learn about a culture than through immersion. Hispanic studies students are encouraged to spend a term earning UVic course credit while studying in Alcalá, Spain or Cuenca, Ecuador.

Get your SIELE certification

SIELE is the Servico Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language proficiency for students and professionals (Levels A1 to C2).

Academic advice

Contact our Undergraduate Advisor for Spanish:

Professor Rosa Stewart