Degree programs in Hispanic Studies


An Honours degree provides a solid foundation in Hispanic Studies for future academic and professional endeavours.

A Major will allow you to deepen your knowledge and increase your exposure to Spanish, its literatures and cultures.

A Minor and General degree provides a general education in Hispanic Studies.

An undergraduate Certificate in Language and Cultural Proficiency in Spanish is an option for students in another degree progam.

Students taking courses in Hispanic Studies at the third- and fourth-year levels must have the prerequisites of the first two years, including SPAN 250A and 250B, or SPAN 249. Exceptions may be made under certain circumstances after consultation with the Department.

If you are completing first year and choosing Hispanic Studies as a Major, learn about the Co-Op Education Program & Career Services, an office devoted to help you chart your career path.

Learn more at the Hispanic Studies Program entry in the UVic academic calendar.

Many courses offered in our department focus on Latin American literature and culture.  These courses can also count towards a degree in Latin American Studies. For more details, please go to Latin American Studies.

You are advised to consult with the Undergraduate Advisor in the department with your course selections.

To declare your honours, major or minor, visit UVic Academic Advising for guidance.

Honours

First Year

Second Year

Third and Fourth Years

Students wishing to enrol in the Honours Program must first obtain the approval from the . Admission to the Honours Program normally requires a minimum GPA of 7.0 in upper-level Hispanic Studies courses. You will need to choose one of our department faculty members and get confirmation that they are willing to supervise your program.

Graduation from the Honours Program requires a minimum graduating GPA of 6.0 in upper-level Hispanic Studies courses.

Hispanic Studies courses conducted in English may be credited to a Minor (General), Major or Honours Degree in Hispanic Studies to a maximum of 3 units.

Please see the UVic Academic Calendar for more details of the Hispanic Studies- Honours (BA)

Major

First Year

Second Year

Third and Fourth Years

Hispanic Studies courses conducted in English may be credited to a Minor (General), Major or Honours Degree in Hispanic Studies to a maximum of 3 units.

Please see the UVic Academic Calendar for more details of the Hispanic Studies- Major (BA)

Minor and General

First Year

Second Year

Third and Fourth Years

Hispanic Studies courses conducted in English may be credited to a Minor (General), Major or Honours Degree in Hispanic Studies to a maximum of 3 units.

Please see the UVic Academic Calendar for more details of the Hispanic Studies- Minor and General

Certificate in Language and Cultural Proficiency: Spanish

This undergraduate Certificate provides linguistic and cultural offerings to accommodate the many reasons people have for learning Spanish: to communicate while travelling, enhance professional opportunities, read great works of literature, to understand the cultures of the Hispanic world, or to learn new technical skills.
 
*You will need to formally declare the certificate through Academic Advising for Humanities, Science & Social Sciences for it to show on your academic transcripts.