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In our program you will acquire all the necessary skills to communicate in Spanish and you will develop the critical and cultural awareness that are so crucial in our times. You will be part of a growing community of Spanish speakers that expands to over half a billion people around the world. Be part of the conversation!

Students may pursue a Major, a Minor, a BA-Honours degree and a combined BA/BEd degree; the BA in Spanish and BA-Honours degrees may also be taken with Co-operative Education. Students will also have the option to carry out faculty-monitored joint research projects.

Why study Spanish?

Studying Spanish will provide you with a multidisciplinary examination of Spanish language, literature, culture, art and history. During the course of your studies, you'll gain creative thinking skills, research and analytical capabilities, intercultural awareness, and the ability to fluently communicate in Spanish.

A unique place to study

Studying Spanish at the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures will provide you with a with an opportunity to gain an understanding of Spanish cultures in all of the world’s continents. The curriculum includes a wide array of courses: language courses, Spanish applied linguistics, culture, film and literature, all taught by experienced and dedicated faculty members. Our courses are designed to improve your language proficiency, both spoken and written, as well as your expository writing and critical thinking skills.

You will also be invited to participate in the many activities organized by our Spanish Language Centre. Most of our language courses have technology-mediated learning environments, including computer-based and on-line language practice components.

Enhance your degree

  • Students in the Spanish program have the opportunity to write an Honours thesis on a research topic of their own design, supervised by a faculty member. This intensive, year-long project is undertaken in the final year of the degree and involves coursework and independent research.

  • Learn more about enhancing your degree with a cooperative education program.

  • Peer mentoring program – Becoming a peer mentor or signing up to receive peer mentorship is a great way to connect student-to-student and learn in an innovative environment.

  • Be a part of the Arts and Science Honours Academy and join the best and brightest students at the University of Calgary.

  • At the University of Calgary, there are many ways to get involved and enjoy student life during your degree.

Co-curricular Record

The Co-Curricular Record acts as an official record of student involvement in not-for academic credit and volunteer roles during their time at the University of Calgary. Students who engage in 20 hours or more of involvement are eligible to add the information to their Co-Curricular Record, which can be printed out and used in job and volunteer applications, medical school applications, and for keeping track of involvement.

  • Language Achievements

    When a student writes an exam for a Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), he/she receives a mention of the language and assessment on the co-curricular record component of their transcript.

Put your education to work

Our graduates have strong oral, written and intercultural skills. They can successfully build careers in numerous fields, such as the foreign service, international relations, business and government services, health care, social services, human resources, teaching, translation and interpreting, journalism, academic administration, film-making and performing arts, communication and media, tourism and hospitality, and the not-for-profit sector.

For more information on potential career options, please visit: Career Services Degree Profiles Spanish