Latin America

Spanish: Iberian & Latin American Cultural Studies (B.A.)

  • Major

About this Program

The Spanish: Iberian & Latin American cultural studies major is for students who desire a comprehensive knowledge of the language, as well as the cultures, identities and nations of the Spanish-speaking world in a global context with more fluid borders.

Program Overview

Spanish, the common language to 21 countries in both Latin America and Spain, and the second major language in the United States, is at the center of our program. Besides ensuring an advanced to superior proficiency in Spanish, the major provides students with a strong foundation for the study of the cultural, historical, linguistic and political complexities of the Iberian and Latin American regions in order to prepare you for your professional and academic future.

Students graduating from the major will be able to work in various venues in government agencies, international organization, NGOs, and teaching and translation in the U.S. and abroad. After completion, you will be prepared for further studies at the graduate level in related fields of study.

You are required to study abroad for at least one semester, or live two years in the Spanish House. 

The Spanish Minor

Students with a minor in Spanish will learn about the Spanish language and culture through a combination of courses designed to improve language skills and expose students to Spanish civilization.

Degrees Offered

  • BA

Department Offering


Internship sites include the Mexican Embassy, the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, the U.S. Information Agency and more.

Spanish House

Immerse yourself in the language on campus at the Spanish House, where residents communicate 100% in Spanish.

Study Abroad

Spend a semester or year conducting research and exploring Spain.

Program Contact

Professor of Spanish


Point of Pride

Our faculty have been chosen by the Modern Language Association as a "model of excellence" in foreign language teaching.

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