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The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish program helps prepare students for graduate or professional schools and for a variety of career opportunities. Courses are designed to build strong language skills and to expand cultural awareness.

In addition to classroom work, students acquire foreign language proficiency through individualized learning and research projects with professors, field experiences, campus programs, internships and study abroad opportunities. Spanish majors are required to take an annual proficiency exam designed to assess the progression of their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as their cultural awareness.

Students are encouraged to participate in international study and travel experiences. Opportunities include summer study programs in Spain, travel-study courses to countries such as Costa Rica, semester- and year-long programs in Mexico and other countries, and numerous other study abroad options.

Topics of Study

  • civilization and culture
  • commercial Spanish
  • composition
  • conversation
  • intermediate language
  • Hispanic cinema
  • language structure
  • literature
  • phonetics 

Career Opportunities

The Tampa Bay area has a long and rich Hispanic tradition and a thriving Spanish-speaking community. Across the nation, there is a growing need for professionals able to communicate in Spanish and for teachers able to teach it. Spanish majors can proceed to graduate and professional schools with language skills that will help make them a sought-after commodity. 
Possible career paths for Spanish majors include:
  • teaching
  • translation/interpretation
  • government
  • diplomacy
  • journalism
  • international business
  • social work

On-Campus Associations

  • Spanish Club
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Sigma Delta Pi
  • ¡Hola!
  • The UT Latin American Students Organization
  • Black and Latino Association
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • International Student Organization